Chief Executive Officer

Job Description

A CEO, which stands for Chief Executive Officer, is the highest-ranking individual in a company or organisation. Although the role of the CEO will differ from organisation they are authorised and responsible for creating, planning, implementing, and integrating the strategic direction and management of the organisation and its operations.

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Education and training requirements vary greatly by employer and industry. Most employers prefer to hire CEOs with at least a bachelor’s degree in business or economics and a demonstrated and considerable amount of work experience and leadership.

You may like to pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or similar post-graduate qualification.

You will need to gain extensive work experience in a leadership capacity across a range of businesses or work your way up through a company.


  • Approachable
  • Assertive
  • Calm
  • Confident
  • Dependable
  • Detail Orientated
  • Eloquent
  • Interpersonal
  • Perceptive
  • Procedural
  • Punctual
  • Reliable

Key Skills

  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Finance
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Commercial Acumen
  • Negotiation
  • Financial Management

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;