Business people

Business people

  • Accountant: an employee who prepares an organization's financial documents like profit statement. Every organization needs one professional accountant.
  • Administrator: an employee who organizes the policies and procedures of an organization. The office administrator will prepare the meeting.
  • Agent: a person or company that acts for another person or company. You cannot sell your house without real-estate agent.
  • Analyst: an employee who examines data, and gives his opinion. The political analysts conducted public opinion survey.
  • Associate: a person who works with you in a business; colleague, co-worker. Nancy and Susan are my business associates.
  • Attorney-in-fact: a person who is authorized to represent others in business.  The actions will be taken by the attorney-in-fact.
  • Auditor: a person who officially inspects the financial statements of a company for accuracy. The external auditors will examine the accounts.
  • Banker: a person with an important job in a bank or other financial institution. They are famous investment bankers in New Jersey.
  • Baron: an extremely powerful businessperson. Mohammed Al Amoudi, the oil baron of Saudi Arabia
  • Board: a group of people who are elected to organize a company or other organizations. The board of directors approved the decision about the new project.
  • Bookkeeper: an employee who records financial transaction such as purchases and sales systematically. He is a self-employed bookkeeper.
  • Boss: a person who is in charge of employees.  He is the boss of a company.
  • Businessman (also businessperson, fem: businesswoman): a person who works in a business. Jeff Bezos is one of the richest businessmen.
  • Captain of industry: a person who owns a large and important company. They were America’s captains of industry in 1800’s.
  • CEO (chief executive officer): a managing director of an organization who reports to the board of directors. Being CEO is the hardest position in a company.
  • Chairman (also chairperson, fem: chairwoman): a senior person elected by the board of directors who runs the board’s meetings. The chairman of the board called for board meeting.
  • Consultant: an experienced person who gives advice or information. We need the help of a financial consultant.
  • Coordinator: a person who makes the various groups work together most effectively. As coordinator, his job is to oversee the whole project.
  • Dealer: a person or company that buys products from a producer for selling them. He is a dealer in new and used cars.
  • Distributor: a person or company that supplies products to retailers. The company is the largest film distributor in Canada.
  • Entrepreneur: a person who runs or starts his own business. Successful entrepreneurs are always prepared for the risks.
  • Executive (informal: exec): a senior person who directs and oversees other people in an organization. The meeting with the senior executives will be held on Wednesday.
  • Financier: a person who provides a large amount of money to make a profit. They are looking for financiers for the project.
  • Industrialist: an owner of an industial enterprise. The British Industrialist, The Father of the South Yorkshire Iron Trade, Sir John Brown.
  • Investor: a person who invests money in something to make a profit. The government will issue new policies to attract overseas investors.
  • Leader: a person who controls a group, country, organization etc. Fidel Castro was the political leader of Cuba.
  • Loanshark: a person who gives cash loan at extremely rates of interest, and recovers it by threats of violence. He had been threatened by a loanshark.
  • Magnate (also mogul): a rich and influential person in a business. Michael Dell is a well-known computer magnate.
  • Manager: a person who manages a team of people in an organization. Task manager, bank manager, hotel manager, store manager
  • Middleman: a person who buys products from a producer and sells them to customers. Cut out the middleman to lower the price.
  • Moneylender: a person who gives cash loan, usually at high rates of interest. We think taking a loan from moneylenders is not a good idea.
  • Office worker: an employee in an office. Office workers usually suffer from back pain.
  • Oligarch: a powerful person who is the member of a small group that controls a country. The oligarchs influence the politics.
  • Partner: one of top people who do business together and share the profits and liabilities equally. The partner who does not take part in the management of the business is called a silent partner or sleeping partner.  Tony is a senior partner in a law firm.
  • Proprietor: the owner of a business without limited responsibility.  A hotel proprietor, a shop proprietor.
  • Secretary: an employee who maintains diaries, answers telephone calls, arranges appointments for the boss. I telephoned the secretary to arrange an appointment with the lawyer.
  • Stakeholder: a person or a company that has a share in an organization. The investors are the important stakeholders in our company.
  • Supremo (informal): a skillful person who has authority in a business. The Apple supremo, Tim Cook.
  • Trustee: a person who manages property or money for the benefit of another. The board of trustees of the state university
  • Tycoon: successful and powerful person in a business. Rupert Murdoch is one of the richest media tycoons.

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