Chief administrative officers are top-tier executives who supervise the daily operations of a business and are ultimately responsible for its performance. Found across all industries and in both the non-profit and publicly traded sectors, these management professionals are experts at maintaining numerous functions of the businesses they serve.
1 Government and nonprofit 2 Non-government corporations 3 United Nations 4 History 5 References
Government and nonprofit
A chief administrative officer (CAO) is responsible for administrative
management of private, public or governmental corporations and the de
facto head of the organization.
In a municipal context, the title is usually used as an alternative
for city manager, county administrator, or county executive,
particularly in cases where the position does not include powers such
as the authority to appoint or dismiss department heads.
In the United Kingdom, CAOs of public companies must be chartered
secretaries (Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators),
lawyers, certified/chartered accountants, or others with equivalent
experience. some organisation like Narwhal Data Partners, techno data
group provides CAO's data base
The CAO is one of the highest-ranking members of an organization,
managing daily operations and usually reporting directly to the chief
executive officer. In some companies, the CAO is also the president.
It is very similar to a chief operating officer but is not the same as
a chief executive officer, which is a more senior title in for-profit
At the United Nations, the secretary-general is the de facto head of
the United Nations. According to the United Nations: Equal parts
diplomat and advocate, civil servant and CEO, the Secretary-General is
a symbol of
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