Meaning of chairman of the board

chair'man of the board'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the chief officer of a business corporation, elected by its board of directors and charged with the supervision and management of high-level affairs of the company, as making corporate policy or approving actions of the president and vice presidents. Also called
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