Originally Posted by Y2Kev
Technically it is a "higher" position. The CEO reports to the board and the chairman is obviously the chairman of the board. But the chairman has much less impact on day to day management and more commonly sets high level priorities and management objectives (if that). Think of the board as the sort of charterers of a ship while the CEO and other executives are actually at sea.
The board is responsible to and elected directly by shareholders.
Originally Posted by TheChaos0
Chairman of the Board so the highest member of the board. Essentially yes. But it's more looking at the overal picture than managing the day to day activities of the company, which what CEO does.
Thanks. Then I'm kinda happy to know he is still playing a role in the company, afterall this is the man that resurrected a dead company (Squaresoft), gave new light to a small publisher (Enix), bought the best western studios available at the time (and expanded S-E worldwide through it) and he is the man behind the decision to develop the Luminous Studio. I mean... didn't make much sense removing him completely from the company. Even if he made his mistakes I guess in regards to FF.