Chair of the board

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Chair of the board

Highest-ranking member of a Board of Directors, who presides over its meetings and who is often the most powerful officer of a corporation.

Chair of the Board

In a publicly-traded company, the highest ranking member of the board of directors. The chair is elected by the board, presides over meetings, and acts as a liaison between management and shareholders. The chair has the responsibility to ensure that the company's policies are being properly enforced to benefit shareholders. As such, he/she guides the board in establishing general policies for the organization, including dividend policies, and hiring or firing major executives. He/she is answerable to shareholders for his/her decisions, but is, in general, the most powerful officer in the company.
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The tournament will be held under the guidance of Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairwomen of the Board of Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, and with support from Abu Dhabi Sports Council with the organization of the academy in collaboration with The UAE Basketball association.