The chairperson, also chairman, chairwoman or chair, is the presiding officer of an organized group such as a board, committee, or deliberative assembly. The person holding the office, who is typically elected or appointed by members of the group or organisation, presides over meetings of the group, and conducts the group's business in an orderly fashion.[1]

Ambassador Agustín Vásquez Gómez of the Republic of El Salvador, chairing the OPCW's Fourth Review Conference, November 2018

In some organizations, the chairperson is also known as president (or other title).[2][3] In others, where a board appoints a president (or other title), the two terms are used for distinct positions. Also, the chairman term may be used in a neutral manner not directly implying the gender of the holder.

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