the executive head of an organization or of a major subdivision, as a branch or agency, of government.
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How to use director general in a sentence
Now her left-wing Podemos Party is in power in Spain, and she’s holding her government accountable to its promises, as director general for equality of treatment and ethnic-racial diversity at the country’s Ministry of Equality.
“As far as I know, we have not received anything so far,” said Dr Nutan Mundeja, director general of health services, Delhi government.Where is the foreign Covid-19 aid that has landed in Delhi going? | Supriya Sharma | May 5, 2021 | Quartz
The World Health Organization promised to do “everything we can” after its director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, described the situation as “beyond heartbreaking.”
The WHO’s director general later walked that statement back, claiming that “all hypotheses remain open and require further analysis and studies.”Did the coronavirus leak from a lab? These scientists say we shouldn’t rule it out. | Niall Firth | March 18, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Prime Minister Abe is not only the leader of Japan, he is also the Director-General—the sosai —of the LDP.
The director general said he suspected the skulls [were] from the Congo.
So did Avigdor Lieberman, director-general of the Prime Minister's Office during part of Netanyahu's first term.
Pervez Musharraf made him director general of the ISI in 2004.Pakistan’s Impossible Year: Elections, Army Intrigue, and More | Bruce Riedel | December 29, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
March 19, 2012: Thompson announces he will leave the BBC the coming fall after eight years as director general.Jimmy Savile Scandal: Net Tightens On New York Times CEO Mark Thompson | Peter Jukes | November 16, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
During the peace he continued in military employment, and in 1719 he was made director-general of cavalry and dragoons.
At the end of my first year as director general I had not made one-tenth the progress I had hoped for.The Iron Puddler | James J. Davis
He believed, if he could get an interview with the Medical Director-General, he could convince him of its merits.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete | Albert Bigelow Paine
On my arrival I found M. Necker Director-general of the finances, in the first bloom of power and popularity.Memoirs of My Life and Writings | Edward Gibbon
The director-general retained the right to preside at meetings.The Colonization of North America | Herbert Eugene Bolton
British Dictionary definitions for director-general
the head of a large organization such as the CBI or BBC
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