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  • adjective Not executive; lacking executive authority
  • noun One who is not an executive.


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  • So what, then, is Ray Lane seeking to accomplish by eschewing the CEO position while at the same time changing his title from nonexecutive chair to executive chair? -- Top News

  • Ms. Russo might appear to be the obvious candidate were she not encumbered by a 24-member board and a "nonexecutive" chairman, Serge Tchuruk, the former Alcatel chief executive, who reportedly insists on having a say in all major decisions.

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  • And Genel's 56%-owner, Mehmet Karehmet , has installed his daughter, with no background in the industry, as a nonexecutive director.

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  • At Galliford, Mr. Coull will join the board as a nonexecutive director on Nov. 8 before succeeding David Calverley as chairman in July.

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  • Nathaniel Rothschild will be a nonexecutive director.

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  • Her other brother Lachlan quit his management role at News Corp. in 2005 but remains a nonexecutive director.

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  • "Today, a major new player in international aviation has been born and British Airways and Iberia have achieved their ambition of playing a full role in industry consolidation," IAG's nonexecutive Chairman Antonio Vazquez said.

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  • He will take up the Galliford Try post on July 1 and said he is also looking for several other nonexecutive roles.

    Segro CEO to Step Down

  • Victor Fung will continue as a nonexecutive director of the board of Li & Fung and as chairman of its risk-management and sustainability committee.

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  • Northeast Chief Executive Charles Shivery would become the nonexecutive chairman of the company for 18 months, while Nstar CEO Thomas May will be president and CEO, becoming chairman after Mr. Shivery 's tenure.

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