1120-Managing Directors, Chief Executives and General Managers

Job Title: 

Managing Directors, Chief Executives and General Managers

Job Description: 

Managing directors, chief executives and general managers participate as members of boards of directors to formulate and review the policies and plan, direct, coordinate and evaluate the overall activities of enterprises or organisations with the support of other managers.


Tasks include:

  • planning, directing and coordinating the general functioning of an enterprise or organisation
  • determining objectives, strategies, policies and programmes for the enterprise or organisation
  • providing overall leadership and management to the enterprise or organisation
  • establishing and managing budgets, controlling expenditure and ensuring the efficient use of resources
  • authorising material, human and financial resources to implement organisational policies and programmes
  • monitoring and evaluating performance of the organisation or enterprise against established objectives and policies
  • consulting with senior subordinate staff and reviewing recommendations and reports
  • representing the organisation at official occasions and board meetings, in negotiations, at conventions, seminars, public hearings and forums
  • ensuring the organisation complies with relevant legislation and regulations
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Chief executive Company board director Company chairman Chief operating officer General manager Managing director

Regional managers and other senior managers who coordinate and supervise the activities of subordinate managers who have a diverse range of functional responsibilities are included in Unit Group 1120 ?Managing directors, chief executives and general managers?. Managers responsible for particular specialised functions within a specific geographic area are however excluded from this unit group. For example, regional sales managers are classified in Unit Group 1221 ?Sales, marketing and business development managers?. Jobs whose principal responsibility is to participate as a member of the board of directors of one or more enterprises or organisations are included in Unit Group 1120 ?Managing directors, chief executives and general managers?. Chief executives of government owned enterprises are also included in this unit group.

Specific Occupations: 

Managing director/Chief executive officer

Company director

Chief operating officer/General Manager

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore