Definitions of CEO, CCO, COO

Definitions of CEO, CCO, COO


Chief officers, technicians, engineers: English job titles are in fashion, listed start-ups in particular advertise for employees with fantastic-sounding job titles – always with the obligatory “C” for chief in the abbreviation. But be careful: Not everything that sounds pompous is actually a high position. Ten tops, ten flops.


  • Chief Business Development Officer, CBDO for short
    According to abbreviationfinder, the CBDO is responsible for strategic business development. He sets the priorities for investments in the various business areas. A really responsible job!
  • Chief Content Officer, CCO for short
    The Chief Content Officer is responsible for the content of the most diverse marketing measures, for example the content of the company website. Experience in journalism and in the field of public relations are essential, CCOs often have an MBA.
  • Chief Executive Officer, CEO for short
    In corporations, the CEO is the chairman of the board, in smaller companies the head of the company.
  • Chief Financial Officer, CFO for short
    The CFO is the chief financial officer of a public company, corresponding to a commercial manager, who is responsible for nothing less than the administration of funds and the financial planning of the company.
  • Chief Human Resources Officer, abbreviated to CHRO
    In our company, the CHRO is the HR manager of a company or the HR director of a listed corporation.
  • Chief Marketing Officer, CMO for short
    As the Marketing Director, the CMO is responsible for pricing and product policy, a job that requires a great deal of communication skills and a feeling for what customers want.
  • Chairman of the Board, COB for short
    The CoB is the chairman of the board of directors, he convenes and chairs its meetings.
  • Chief Operating Officer
    The Chief Operating Officer is responsible for the company’s operations and day-to-day decisions. In order to approach optimal structures in the long term, you need a clear view of the future.
  • Chief Technology Officer, CTO for short
    The CTO operates at the interface between company management and the technical department. He surveys the state of research and develops technical visions for the company.
  • Chief Knowledge Officer, CKO for short
    This chief is in charge of knowledge management and ensures the future success of his company through a knowledge advantage.


  • Vision Clearance Engineer
    This is by no means about company visions, but quite simply about the clear view through the window. What is meant is the window cleaner, at best we call it a glass cleaner.
  • Head of Verbal Communications
    If you go to “Pimp my Jobname” as a secretary, this job title comes up.
  • Non Profit Manager
    This “manager” is a volunteer, ie someone who does not receive a dime for their valuable services.
  • Revenue Protection Officer
    This officer can be found on public transport, where he greets himself with his standard slogan “The tickets, please!” reveals. It’s the ticket inspector.
  • Facility manager
    The manager who keeps buildings in good condition is also called caretaker.
  • Education Center Nourishment Production Assistant
    This assistant does not work for the board of directors at all, but as a canteen employee at most takes care of their lunch supply.
  • Environment Improvement Technician
    It’s hard to think of a more lofty term for a member of the cleaning staff.
  • Media Distribution Officer
    His job is very important, because without him you would have to go to the kiosk every morning: the newspaper delivery boy, who is usually poorly paid.
  • Stock Replenishment Adviser
    A stock replenishment, nothing more, nothing less.
  • Technical Horticultural Maintenance Officer
    This officer is also an expert in green plants: he means the gardener.


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