Insights into the CEO Club

  • Who Are CEO's

According to Investopedia, a chief executive officer (CEO) is the highest-ranking executive in a company, whose primary responsibilities include making major corporate decisions, managing the overall operations and resources of a company, acting as the main point of communication between the board of directors (the board) and corporate operations and being the public face of the company. A CEO is elected by the board and its shareholders. Being on the top of the ladder is lonely. You can be friendly with your employees so that they are comfortable around you, but not too friendly as you still must maintain the integrity of your position. You can listen to recommendations and suggestions, but you alone make decisions. You are responsible for the livelihood of your employees, the safety of your investors’ money, and the growth of the company. You are responsible for your motivation and productivity. Your success is the success of everybody, your failure is yours alone.

A CEO's role varies from one company to another depending on the company's size, culture, and corporate structure. In large corporations, CEOs typically deal only with very high-level strategic decisions and those that direct the company's overall growth. In smaller companies, CEOs often are more hands-on and involved with day-to-day functions. CEOs can set the tone, vision, and sometimes the culture of their organizations. There is no standardized list of the roles and responsibilities of a chief executive officer. The typical duties, responsibilities, and job description of a CEO include:

  1. Communicating, on behalf of the company, with shareholders, government entities, and the public
  2. Leading the development of the company’s short- and long-term strategy
  3. Creating and implementing the company or organization’s vision and mission
  4. Evaluating the work of other executive leaders within the company, including directors, vice presidents, and presidents
  5. Maintaining awareness of the competitive market landscape, expansion opportunities, industry developments, etc.
  6. Ensuring that the company maintains high social responsibility wherever it does business
  7. Assessing risks to the company and ensuring they are monitored and minimized
  8. Setting strategic goals and making sure they are measurable and describable
  • Who are the CEO Clubs?

The Chief Executive Officers Club International, Inc. (CEO Clubs International) is a nonprofit organization which creates a nurturing environment for CEOs dedicated to improving the quality and profitability of their enterprises through shared experience and personal growth.

The clubs' chapters each meet eight times a year for a half-day luncheon program. A member of one chapter is a member of all chapters and their bio and photo are passwords protected on the website. The morning is spent in roundtables and a speaker usually concludes the program. Other meetings are also scheduled with no speaker, or with site visits or with members from other countries.

Comprised of chapters in the U.S., India, South Africa, Greece, and China, CEO Clubs International is a 35-year-old nonprofit, by-invitation-only membership association. Members must be CEOs of businesses which have above $2,000,000 in annual sales. Our average club member has $20,000,000 in annual sales.

Each chapter also holds social sessions where we visit the NY Stock and NASDAQ exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank, Universal Studios and the Getty Museum, or enjoy dinner parties or boat cruises. We frequently arrange business trips between our members in different countries, especially China. Membership is by invitation and prospective members are encouraged to attend a CEO Club meeting as a guest. Over the past three decades, CEO Clubs International have attracted many national figures such as Ted Turner, Herb Kelleher, Peter Grace, T. Boone Pickens, Wally Amos, Zig Ziglar, Fred Smith, Richard DeVos, Royal Little, Edson De Castro, Steve Forbes, Victor Kiam, David Neeleman, Pat McGovern, Michael Bloomberg, and Donald Trump, Peter Peterson, just to name a few who have addressed the Clubs. All of these past luncheon talks are free to download in our TALKS section. Be sure to listen to the talks by Frank “The Conman” Abagnale and Bill “The Unknown Billionaire” Bartmann. They are tied with the better known, Ted Turner, as most popular.

The CEO Club is the world's oldest and largest not-for-profit educational association for CEOs and entrepreneurs. Membership is by invitation only. There are over 5000 members internationally who represent all areas of businesses, whether they be private, public, or family-owned. Members run businesses with an average of $20 million in annual sales. There are currently over 300-lifetime members. Members' companies must have annual sales of over $2 million, though, some exceptions may apply. The club has a dozen chapters in China in December 2002 and we encourage you to come and visit. There are chapters of the CEO clubs in the Philippines, Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and India. The club has sponsored a joint conference with the sister Academy of Chief Executives in England. There are chapters in Boston, New York, Baltimore, Washington and Dallas TX.

Benefits of the CEO club to its members are the following: – Clubs activities are complimentary to all members -Meet high profile industry leaders & decision-makers – Access business opportunities – Create new valued contacts worldwide – Learning from others and grow faster – Share your knowledge & experiences with others – Gain speaking opportunities at CEO Clubs events – Access to CEO Clubs Connect (Internal Online Member Communication System) – Obtain VIP passes to top seminars & international conferences – Member Key Benefits – Ambassadors and Consul Generals – Acquire investments opportunities, joint ventures, merger, acquisition – Access to other local and international business communities – Interactive with high-level delegations from various countries – Hold business delegation visits to selective countries to meet distinguished business figures, community leaders & government officials – Adding extraordinary value to enhance personal growth and company strength – Expand business locally and internationally.

  • What is the CEO Club mission statement?

The Chief Executive Officer's club is a nonprofit organization, which creates a nurturing environment for CEOs dedicated to improving the quality and profitability of their enterprises through shared experience and personal growth.

  • What is the Entrepreneurial CEO Clubs Membership?

It is an information service for entrepreneurial mangers, open to everyone. Including foreign companies, there are several thousand members. These members can become candidates for CEO Club membership. The $250 annual dues are in exchange for about $4,000 worth of goods by mail. The Entrepreneurial option provides value to members in the form of a regular information flow, discounted products and services – all by mail. This membership allows for access to the CEO Clubs health insurance plans.

  • CEO Mentors in Malaysia

Get guidance from real, experienced mentors that are also Angel Investors. They have done IPOs/M&A and are Chief Executives levels only at NEXEA's Entrepreneurs Programme. This is Malaysia's exclusive peer network for top tech entrepreneurs to learn and grow together. Entrepreneurs are guided by some of the best startup mentors and investors. Joining their programme will allow entrepreneurs and startup founders to network with top entrepreneurs to learn and grow together. This is a unique experience created for top entrepreneurs only. Solve your business problems with peer entrepreneurs who have probably experienced similar issues. They use systematic methods to solve issues together. NEXEA has the strongest mentor profile in the country with people that own listed companies (IPO), done M&A, are CEOs/CFOs, or are ex-entrepreneurs that have successfully grown their companies regionally.

References: Entrepreneurs Programme – Investopedia – CEO clubs –