About CEO

Founded in 1958, CEO is the original graduate organization of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).

CEO is a global community of leaders enriching each other’s lives through unique connections and enduring friendships. Our members are a diverse, self-selecting group of leaders who share a common desire to be inspired, to explore new possibilities and make meaningful connections. 

The small size of CEO’s community fosters an environment of trust, enabling members to share their experiences and wisdom openly with each other, inspiring deep and lasting friendships.

Who Belongs

CEO is comprised of seasoned business executives from diverse backgrounds and industries who are globally-curious and represent extraordinary levels of achievement. Membership is by invitation only and limited to 2,000 leaders around the world.  An invitation for membership is extended only to those who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in YPO.

Exclusive Events and Enriching Education

CEO curates a collection of 25+ major events a year that range widely in topic, duration and destination. Our events are purposely small enough for attendees to engage in dialogue and nourish meaningful connections. CEO events are championed by our members who use their insight, networks and special access to deliver unforgettable experiences that inspire and captivate.

Impactful education is the common core of each event. Our Executive Education Collection includes a biannual Global Leaders Forum, an annual financial seminar, family business and real estate seminar and lasting partnerships with Harvard and Oxford, providing high-content programming for those with a continual thirst for knowledge.