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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.

chairperson

  1. a person who organizes and runs a committee, drawing up the agenda for each committee meeting, ensuring the orderly conduct of the meeting and approving the minutes or records of the meeting.
  2. a person who organizes and runs the BOARD OF DIRECTORS of a JOINT STOCK COMPANY. See DIRECTOR.
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Currently, Persson is chairperson of the board of Svensk Handel, deputy chairperson of the board of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise and director of the board of Ahlstrom Capital OY, Electrolux and Hufvudstaden.
Later, Chairperson BISP presented BISP Progress Report 2014-2016 to Governor KP Iqbal Zafar Jhagra at a plenary conference in Governor House Peshawar.
However, council member James Jong Deng Akuien argued that its constitution does not allow the chairperson to make any appointment to the leadership.
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Ms Al Arrayedh was elected as the woman and child committee chairperson, while newcomer Dr Jihad Al Fadhel was made vice-chairman.
16 (Saba)- Chairpersons from the NDC's nine working groups discussed decisions and measures which the government should take to avoid disagreements over -- and disharmony resulting from - decisions made at mid-session at the NDC.
HH the Amir also met with the board chairperson of the union of Kuwaiti banks Hamad al-Marzouq and members of the union's board.
She added that the commission would consist of a chairperson -- a woman -- committed
Ahmet Davutoglu will meet with the Chairperson of the House Foreign Relations Committee Republican from Florida Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Chairperson of the House Republican Party Campaign Committee from Texas Pete Sessions, Senate Armed Services Committee member Republican from Arizona Senator John McCain, Senate Deputy Majority Leader Democrat from Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, Chairperson of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Democrat Senator from Massachusetts John Kerry, Chairperson of the Senate Sub-committee on Europe Democrat from New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen and other dignitaries.
Summary: During his visit, the Chairperson met with the Prime Minister, Dr.
Karunanidhi, who is also the chief of the Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) party in a message to Gandhi said, the poor would benefit from her services, adding that the country, especially the poor and the downtrodden, will stand benefited to a very great extent by her excellent service as the chairperson of the Council.