Friday, 15 March 2013


The Board members of an organization collectively referred to as Board set the vision, mission, strategy 
and structure of the organization. However, the Board vests the responsibility of management and day-today operations of the organization to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) (here CEO refers to the Chief 
The chief executive officer is the key link between the organization and the Board. The primarily 
responsible is to carry out the strategic plans and policies as established by the Board.

Since the CEO is the head of management there is generally a relationship of trust between the Board and the CEO. On one hand the Board holds the CEO accountable for running the organization and on the other hand the Board also sets the mandate of the CEO by providing set of guidelines and roles/responsibilities. The Board should also provide a clear reporting framework to the CEO to be accountable. Generally, on behalf of the Board the Chairperson acts as the reporting officer for the CEO.

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"What is the difference between 'the Board's CEO' and 'the CEO's Board'?" Please share your views.