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nonexecutive Syllabification: non·ex·ec·u·tive
Pronunciation: /ˌnäniɡˈzekyədiv/

Definition of nonexecutive in English:


Not having an executive function: a nonexecutive director
More example sentences
  • Sir Richard would remain as non-executive chairman.
  • Instead, Walsh says he will continue to act as a key strategist in the company in his new role as non-executive chairman.
  • Gordon Stuart, founder of software group Spektra, is non-executive chairman.


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A person without executive responsibilities.
Example sentences
  • He will be chairman and chief executive, and has promised to bring non-executives on board over the course of the first year as a public company.
  • The solution is surely to grant differential share option packages: long-term ones for the non-executives, shorter-term ones for executives.
  • But industry sources claimed there was conflict between chief executive Mr Budge and other directors and non-executives about investment plans.
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