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General words for business people and managers

account executive

noun

someone who is responsible for all the work done for a particular customer of a company, especially an advertising company or a public relations company

administrator

noun

someone whose job is to manage a business, organization, or institution

agent

noun

a person or company that does business for another person or company, for example by selling their products or by dealing with their customers

ambassador

noun

someone who is considered to represent an activity, organization, company etc

baron

noun

a powerful person in a particular type of business

boss

noun

the person who is in charge of you at work

businessman

noun

a man who works in business, especially a manager

businessman

noun

a man who is good at dealing with financial matters

businessperson

noun

someone who works in business, especially a manager

businesswoman

noun

a woman who works in business, especially a manager

businesswoman

noun

a woman who is good at dealing with financial matters

capitalist

noun

someone who is successful in business or who invests money in businesses for profit

captain of industry

noun

someone who owns or manages a large important company

CEO

noun

Chief Executive Officer: the most senior manager in a company who has more authority than anyone else and is responsible for its success

CFO

noun

Chief Financial Officer: the person in charge of the financial policy and decisions in a company

chairman

noun

the person in charge of a large organization or company

chairperson

noun

the person in charge of a large organization or company

chairwoman

noun

the woman in charge of a large organization or company

change agent

noun

someone who is employed by a company or organization to change the way in which it is organized and managed

chief

noun

the person who is in charge of an organization or department, or who has the main responsibility for something

chief executive

noun

the most senior person working in a company or organization who is responsible for running it

company man

noun

a man who thinks loyalty to the company he works for is more important than friendship or personal beliefs

company secretary

noun

an official of a company whose job is to deal with financial and legal issues

controller

noun

someone whose job is to manage an organization or part of an organization

COO

noun

Chief Operating Officer: the person who is responsible for the daily operation of a company

coordinator

noun

someone whose job is to organize the various parts of an activity and make sure that all the people involved work well together

dealer

noun

a person or company that buys and sells a particular product

dealmaker

noun

someone who arranges deals, especially in business or politics

deputy

noun

someone whose job is the second most important in a department or organization, and who takes the responsibilities of the most important person in some situations

developer

noun

someone who buys land or buildings in order to put new or better buildings there and make money from them

DG

noun

director-general: the head of a large organization such as the BBC

director

noun

someone whose job is to manage all or part of a company, organization, or institution

director

noun

one of the senior managers in charge of a company

director general

noun

the person in charge of a large organization such as the BBC

entrepreneur

noun

someone who uses money to start businesses and make business deals

exec

noun

an executive in a company

executive

noun

a senior manager in a business or other organization

executive director

noun

a director of a company who is employed by the company in a senior management position

executive officer

noun

a person in a senior management position in an organization

executive secretary

noun

someone with a senior position in a company who is responsible for helping people in senior positions with organization and management

foreman

noun

a man who is in charge of a team of workers

gaffer

noun

a man who is in charge of other people, especially workers

handler

noun

the manager of someone famous such as a film star or sportsperson

higher-up

noun

someone who has a more important job than you in an organization

industrialist

noun

someone who owns or manages a large and important industrial company

interlocutor

noun

someone who takes part in talks as a representative of another person or organization

line manager

noun

a manager at a higher level than you who is in charge of the work that you do

line manager

noun

a manager in a company who is responsible for producing and selling the company’s products

magnate

noun

a successful and important person with a lot of power in a particular industry

man

noun

a man who works for a particular company or organization, or who does a particular type of work

manager

noun

someone whose job is to organize and control the work of a business or organization or a part of it

manager

noun

someone whose job is to look after the business activities of an entertainer or sports player

manager

noun

someone whose job is to organize and train a sports team

manageress

noun

a woman whose job is to organize and control the work of a business or organization

managing director

noun

the person with the most senior position in a company and with the responsibility for managing all of it

MD

noun

the managing director of a company

mgr

abbreviation

manager

micromanager

noun

someone who wants to control every part of a business or system in a way that is not necessary or useful

middleman

noun

someone who helps to arrange business deals and discussions between other people

middle manager

noun

someone who works in middle management

mumpreneur

noun

a mother who starts a business so that she can combine working with looking after her children

non-executive director

noun

someone with an important position in a company whose job is to advise the most senior managers

officer

noun

someone with a position of authority in an organization

ombudsman

noun

someone whose job is to deal with complaints that people make about an organization or particular type of business

operator

noun

a person or company that runs a business

overseer

noun

someone whose job is to watch something in order to check that it works in the way that it should

product owner

noun

someone whose role is to act as a link between the developers of a product and the customers, to ensure that communication is as good as possible

proprietor

noun

someone who owns a business

road manager

noun

someone who organizes the travelling arrangements for a group of musicians

scrum master

noun

someone in a software development company whose role is to remove any problems that might prevent the team from delivering the outcomes they have set out to deliver

shipowner

noun

someone who owns ships, usually ships that carry goods

social entrepreneur

noun

someone who sets up a business whose main purpose is to bring about positive social change rather than simply make a profit

solopreneur

noun

a business owner who works and runs their business alone

stakeholder

noun

a person or company that has invested in a business and owns part of it

superintendent

noun

someone who is in charge of something, for example a hospital, railway, or school

supervisor

noun

someone who is in charge of an activity, a place, or a group of people such as workers or students

Supt

abbreviation

superintendent

taipan

noun

a foreign businessman who has an important job in China

trade

noun

the people or companies who work in a particular business or industry

treasurer

noun

someone who is in charge of the money that belongs to an organization

trustee

noun

a member of a group of people who are chosen to manage an institution such as a hospital or school that is organized as a trust

tycoon

noun

a rich and powerful person who is involved in business or industry

veep

noun

a vice-president, either of a country or of a corporation

vice-president

noun

a senior manager in a business, especially the person in charge of a department

VP

abbreviation

vice president

wantrepreneur

noun

someone who would like to start a business and thinks and talks about doing so, but never gets started

adventurist

noun

arbitrageur

noun

empire-builder

noun

negotiator

noun

social entrepreneurship

noun

protologism

a new word or phrase invented in the hope that it will become generally used

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