Vice president

officer in government or business
(Redirected from Vice-president)

A vice president is someone who helps a president conduct his or her duties. A vice president also takes over if a president is not available. In business and in government a vice president (VP) is below a president in rank. Vice is comes from Latin meaning 'in place of'.[1] In British English a vice president in business is called a director. In some countries, a vice president is called a deputy president.[2]

Terms and abbreviations

  • Deputy President (DP)
  • Senior Executive Vice President (SEVP)
  • Executive Vice President (EVP)
  • Senior Vice President (SVP)
  • First Vice President (FVP)
  • Vice President (VP)
  • Assistant Vice President or Associate Vice President (AVP)


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  2. Constitutional Law of 10 EU Member States: The 2004 Enlargement, eds. Constantijn A J M Kortmann; Miluše Kindlová (Deventer: Kluwer, 2006), p. xxxiv