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THE C-SUITE

What is The C-Suite?

The C-Suite, also known as the C-Level, refers to the organisation’s  most senior executives. The letter ‘C’ stands for ‘Chief’, for example,  Chief Executive officer (CEO), Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) 

Who is the CEO?

The CEO is seated at the highest level of an organisation. They are accountable for success, setting strategy, directing the organisation to achieving its vision and enabling informed decision-making.

 

Successful CEOs demonstrate effective leadership, governance and communication skills.

Chief Executive Officer

COO

CHIEF

Operating Officer

CFO

CHIEF

Financial Officer

CISO

CHIEF

Information Security Officer

CMO

CHIEF

Marketing Officer

CTO

CHIEF

Technology Officer

Chief Operating Officer

COO

The COO is usually second-in-command to the CEO, overseeing the organisation's day-to-day operations such as HR, training, recruitment and corporate culture.

Chief Financial Officer

CFO

The CFO works closely with the CEO. They are responsible for the finances of the organisation as well as management of risk, mandatory internal and external reporting and compliance with legislation, regulation and standards.

Chief Information Security Officer

CISO

The CISO is responsible for the protection of the organisation's information and technology assets. 

Chief Marketing Officer

CMO

The CMO is responsible for brand management, marketing and advertising as well as overseeing the organization's marketing strategy.

Chief Technology Officer

CTO

The CTO is usually responsible for overseeing the organisation’s Information Communications and Technology (ICT). Chief Information Officer (CIO) and CTO roles are often combined, depending on the size and culture of the organisation.

Additional C-Level Executives

The number of C-level executives depends on the size and purpose of the company. The role descriptions and levels of accountability and responsibility also vary according the the organisation's governance structure and culture.  

More Chiefs

CCO

CHIEF

Compliance Officer

CSO

CHIEF

Security Officer

CDO

CHIEF

Data Officer

CAO

CHIEF

Analytics Officer

CMO

CHIEF

Medical Officer

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