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What is the difference between MD and CEO of a company?

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2011-04-26 07:46:25

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.

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