Updated: 12/30/2019 by Computer Hope
Organizational chart with CEO and three subordinates.

CEO, short for chief executive officer, is an executive-level person in charge of managing a company. Their primary responsibility is to maximize profit for the organization while achieving long-term goals and sustainability. If the company is publicly-traded, the CEO reports to a board of directors.


See our pioneer CEOs page for a list of computer-related pioneers who are or were a CEO.

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