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Director : noun : Person appointed by the shareholders to help run a company

Director : noun : person who is in charge of a project, an official institute, etc.

  • The director of the government research institute‚Ķ

  • She was appointed director of the organization.

  • Managing Director = director who is in charge of the whole company

    Chairman and Managing Director = managing director who is also chairman of the board of directors

    Board of Directors = all the directors of a company

    Directors' Report = annual report from the board of directors to the shareholders

    Associate Director = director who attends board meetings but has not been elected by the shareholders

    Executive Director = director who actually works full-time in the company

    Non-Executive Director = director who attends board meetings only to give advice

    Outside Director = director who is not employed by the company

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