Seated at the same table were several men who were executives of Chinese state-owned enterprises.
McKay again graced the hot seat this week, when he testified before the House—next to four executives from rival oil companies.
Ted often protected Lou when I and other CNN executives were ready to fire him.
mid-15c., "performed, carried out;" 1640s, "of the branch of government that carries out the laws," from Middle French executif, from Latin executivus, from past participle stem of exequi (see execution). The noun in this sense is from 1776, as a branch of government. Meaning "businessman" is 1902 in American English. Executive privilege is attested by 1805, American English.
Stylish; luxurious; costly; posh: executive housing/ executive bus/ executive class (1970s+)