Definition of managing director in US English:

managing director


  • The person who is in overall charge of the running of an organization or business.

    ‘he is the managing director of an engineering firm’
    • ‘In a move thought to be related, the company's managing director, David Newton, has left the company.’
    • ‘In May 2000, he was named managing director of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.’
    • ‘The view held by the managing directors was that head office did not value research, development, or management training.’
    • ‘Higgins, managing director since 1938, died in 1941, and Blythe succeeded him.’
    • ‘He joined the company in 2002 as managing director.’
    • ‘The managing directors and the senior management group from head office assembled to explain the rationale of the business planning model.’
    • ‘Through the years, his role grew from board president to company manager, ballet school administrator, and finally managing director.’
    • ‘The discrepancy was attributed to the fact that managing directors had consistently over-estimated their profits in their annual management reports to head office.’
    • ‘"This will be a springboard to creating exciting arts programs in future years," says Clay, the Big Apple Fest's co-founder and managing director.’
    • ‘All managing directors in the South-East Asian, African, and Pacific regions were invited to attend the Sydney meeting.’