Corporate Title

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Definition: Corporate Title

Full Definition of Corporate Title

Publicly and privately held for-profit corporations often confer corporate titles or business titles on company officials as a means of identifying their function in the organization. In addition, many non-profit organizations, educational institutions, partnerships, and sole proprietorships also assign titles of the same nature. Common corporate titles, such as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chairman of the Board, and President, are often used interchangeably.


There are considerable variations in the hierarchical structure of companies. For instance, some corporations have a Chairman and CEO for a chief administrator, while the number two is the President and Chief Operating Officer (COO); other companies, however, have a President and CEO with no official deputy. Executive Vice President is commonly used as the title for a division head. However, this position can also be referred to as Vice Chairman, or even President and CEO of the division, depending upon the corporation’s structure. Corporate titles are sometimes given more for prestige than out of any differentiation in job function. For example, Roy E. Disney, who is a former director of The Walt Disney Company, is now the Director Emeritus of the board. The position holds no real influence but shows great respect to the Disney Legend.


  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • Chief Acquisition Officer
  • Chief Administrative Officer
  • Chief Analytics Officer
  • Chief Automation Officer
  • Chief Benefits Officer
  • Chief Business officer
  • Chief Business Development Officer
  • Chief Communications Officer
  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • Chief Creative Officer
  • Chief Credit Officer
  • Chief Channel Officer
  • Chief Data Officer
  • Chief Diversity Officer
  • Chief Engineering Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Experience Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Global Strategist
  • Chief Governance Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Chief Intellectual Property Officer
  • Chief Investment Officer
  • Chief Knowledge Officer
  • Chief Learning Officer
  • Chief Legal Officer
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Chief Networking Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Performance Officer
  • Chief Privacy Officer
  • Chief Process Officer
  • Chief Quality Officer
  • Chief Research Officer
  • Chief Risk Officer
  • Chief Revenue Officer
  • Chief Sales Officer
  • Chief Security Officer
  • Chief Science Officer
  • Chief Software Architect
  • Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Chief Strategy Officer
  • Chief Technical Officer
  • Chief Visionary Officer
  • Chief Web Officer
  • CXO

Board Of Directors

  • Chairman of the Board
  • Director/Member of the Board
  • Vice-Chairman of the Board

Senior Management

  • Company Secretary
  • President
  • Treasurer
  • Vice President
  • Executive Vice President
  • Senior Vice President
  • Junior Vice President
  • Principal Consultant

Miscellaneous titles

  • General manager
  • Manager
  • Owner
  • Partner

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Corporate Title are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 19th April, 2020 | 2 Views.