designee

[ dez-ig-nee ]
/ ˌdɛz ɪgˈni /

noun

a person selected or designated to carry out a duty or role: If the judge is unavailable, his designee will hear the case.
a person named or selected for an office, position, etc., but not yet installed: She’s the CEO designee.

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Origin of designee

First recorded in 1925–30; design(ate) + -ee
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