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12:58 May 10, 2007
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English to Arabic translations [PRO]
Marketing - Other
English term or phrase: CEO vs. President vs. Chairman
As simple as they may seem, I need three difeerent titles in Arabic.
For CEO: I used رئيس مجلس الإدارة
For President: I used رئيس الشركة
Now I am at odds at what to call Chairman

Most dictionaries here are useless. They use all three titles interchangably!

Thanks.
Noha Kamal, PhD.
Local time: 20:12


Summary of answers provided
5see bleow
Hani Hassaan
4كبير الإداريين التنفيذيين - رئيس الشركة - رئيس مجلس الإدارةammokhtar
4المدير التنفيذي - الرئيس - رئيس مجلس الإدارةNativeArabic
4المسئول التنفيذي الأول- الرئيس- رئيس مجلس الإدارة
Waleed Mohamed


Discussion entries: 4





  

Answers


3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
ceo vs. president vs. chairman
المسئول التنفيذي الأول- الرئيس- رئيس مجلس الإدارة


Explanation:
CEO = المسئول التنفيذي الأول
President = الرئيس
Chairman = رئيس مجلس الإدارة
هذا هو اجتهادي


Waleed Mohamed
Egypt
Local time: 20:12
Native speaker of: Arabic
PRO pts in category: 28

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neutral  Hani Hassaan: Chairman of the board stands for رئيس مجلس الإدارة not only Chairman.
34 mins
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21 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
ceo vs. president vs. chairman
المدير التنفيذي - الرئيس - رئيس مجلس الإدارة


Explanation:
CEO = المدير التنفيذي
President = الرئيس
Chairman = رئيس مجلس الإدارة


NativeArabic
Local time: 22:12
Native speaker of: Arabic
PRO pts in category: 12

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neutral  Hani Hassaan: Chairman of the board stands for رئيس مجلس الإدارة not only Chairman.
16 mins
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14 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
ceo vs. president vs. chairman
see bleow


Explanation:
Dear Sister Noha, I have spotted the next for u:
-Chairman = رئيس مجلس
-Acting chairman = رئيس بالنيابة، قائم بأعمال رئيس
-- Active chairman = رئيس حالي، رئيس مجلس إدارة حالي
--Chairman of the board = رئيس مجلس الإدارة
-Co-chairman = رئيس مشارك، رئيس مجلس إدارة مشارك
-‎chairman = رئيس، قائد
-‎Chief = رئيس
-‎Chief accountant = رئيس الحسابات
-Departmental managerرئيس قسم ، مدير قطاع ، رئيس قطاع
I hope I am useful for u, sister Noha.
thanks.

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Note added at 15 mins (2007-05-10 13:14:26 GMT)
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President is common in politics but it Chief is very common in business.
it is up to u.

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Note added at 20 mins (2007-05-10 13:18:45 GMT)
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for CEO, it stands for Chief Executive Officer of, here are the examples:
- Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia    (Adel Abdallah Ali)
- المدير التنفيذي المسؤول في العربية للطيران    (عادل عبد الله علي)
- CEO of Dubai HealthCare City    (Adel Said Al Shamisi).
- المدير التنفيذي لمدينة دبي الطبية    (عادل سعيد الشامسي)
- Human Resources CEO of Etisalat    (Abdel Aziz  Al Sowaleh).
- المدير التنفيذي لمدينة دبي الطبية    (عادل سعيد الشامسي)
وجزاكم الله خيراً.


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Note added at 21 mins (2007-05-10 13:19:57 GMT)
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u can google me examples, u will find they are typical.

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Note added at 35 mins (2007-05-10 13:33:57 GMT)
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dear Noha,
Chairman stands for رئيس المجلس but Chairman of the board stands for رئيس مجلس الإدارة, a big difference between Chairman and Chairman of the board.

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Note added at 41 mins (2007-05-10 13:39:38 GMT)
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- Chairman of the board = رئيس مجلس الإدارة
- ‎chairman = رئيس، قائد
- Chief Executive Officer of = المدير أو المسئول التنفيذي المسؤول


Hani Hassaan
Egypt
Local time: 20:12
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in ArabicArabic
PRO pts in category: 59

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Nesrin: When referring to a company, "Chairman" is usually synonymous with/ short for "Chairman of the Board". In other cases, it isn't (e.g Committee chairman, Chairman of a college...)
2 hrs
  -> give me u source, please.
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4 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
ceo vs. president vs. chairman
كبير الإداريين التنفيذيين - رئيس الشركة - رئيس مجلس الإدارة


Explanation:
I think that the fact that the CEO, in the company at hand, is a higher ranking officer than the Chairman (which is a bit strange), is irrelevant to the translation of the title. Also, Chairman in a Company usually refers to the Chairman of the Board of Dicrectors, though it does not have to be written in full. In a Committee or Board (other than a board of directos), a Chairman, Chairwoman and Chairperson would be رئيس اللجنة أو الهيئة.

ammokhtar
Local time: 20:12
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Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic
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