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So far I have

President • 总统


CEO • 主席

CMO • 营销总监

Are these the correct characters to use on a business card for each title listed above?

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Without context, it is hard to tell what president would be translated to. Banks tend to give out such inflated corporate titles freely to make their customers feel important. Traditionally, a president is equivalent to the position of a CEO. – 杨以轩 Jan 7 '14 at 2:25
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I will go over your list one by one. Please note I am talking about the mainland and not sure it is true for HK or Taiwan.

1) President • 总统

It is true only if this president is managing a country, otherwise don't call him/her 总统. Depends on the type of organization, a president could be:

  • 总统 if he/she is the top governor of a country

  • 主席 if he/she is the leader of a club

  • 董事长 if he/she is the chairman of a board

  • 校长 if he/she is the leader of a school

So this one could be tricky and you really need to bring the context in.

2) FOUNDER • 创办人

This translation is fine, or you can say 创始人.

3) CEO • 主席

Most cases this will be translated to 总裁, but it can also be left as is and no translation required... It has been kind of a fashion to print CXO in the business card or title.

4) CMO • 营销总监

This is fine.

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CEO is 行政总裁 to be more accurate. – 杨以轩 Jan 7 '14 at 2:28
I believe CEO translated to 首席执行官 would be better. – einverne Jan 7 '14 at 5:34

President • 总统 (for people like Obama)、 董事长 (chairman of board) 、(副)总裁 (vice) president


CEO • 首席执行官

CMO • 市场总监 or 首席市场官

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