Synonyms of 'chairman'
1 directorDictionary, president, chiefI had done business with the company's chairman.
The general trend of nonsexist language is to find a term which can apply to both sexes equally, as in the use of actor to refer to both men and women. Chairman can seem inappropriate when applied to a woman, while chairwoman specifies gender, therefore the terms chair and chairperson are often preferred as alternatives.
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An executive is someone who is employed by a business at a senior level. Executives decide what the business should do, and ensure that it is done.
a senior bank executive
Thesaurus for chairman from the Collins English Thesaurus
The chairman of a committee, organization , or company is the head of it.