What is the difference between MD and CEO of a company?
A CEO is the Chief Executive Officer, an MD is a Managing
The Chief Executive Officer is usually the owner of the business
and outlines the companies goals and how he/she wants it to
perform. The Managing Director is then the one who comes up with
strategy plans and runs the workforce in order to meet the Cheif
Executive Officer's orders. In some companies the Chief Executive
Officer and the Managing Director are the same person, however this
usually in smaller companies, but there have been instances in
large corporations where they are also the same person- but this is
rare. An example of a time when this occured in a large corporation
would be that of Sir Reginal Miles Ansett's running of Ansett
Airlines of Australia.