C-level executives hold the most senior positions, impacting company-wide decisions.

Role overview

The C-suite are executives in an organisation, the “C” representing the word “chief”. These roles are responsible for leading the business and its respective departments. Each executive-level employee should be an expert in their own field.

C-level executives
may also be referred to as:
CEO (Chief Executive Officer)
CIO (Chief Information Officer)
CTO (Chief Technology Officer)

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Average Salary

Based upon experience, salary for this role ranges from:
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Planning, implementing, developing, and directing the organization’s operational and monetary performance and its progress towards the company’s mission.
Acting as a strategic partner by developing and implementing the plans and programs of their department of the business.
Effectively communicate with the organization and with the Board of Directors.
Liaise and advise the rest of the C-Suite about the execution of plans.
Continuously instruct the department by improving the planning and the budgeting process.
Encourage, interact with, and mentor the employees within their department and the entire company.
Positively represent their organization.

Tools & Environment

To drive business strategies more effectively and advocate for increased automation, C-Suite executives need to be able to understand and use artificial intelligence, data science, machine learning, and cybersecurity tools. They also need to be able to employ soft skills like strategic management, adaptability, customer relations, and design thinking.


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