Chairman Emeritus | Info

Emeritus ( / ə ˈ m ɛr ɪ t ə s / ), [Note 1] in its current usage, is an adjective used to designate a retired professor , pastor , bishop , pope , director , president , prime minister , rabbi , or other person.

When you see someone introduced as a company's Chairman Emeritus , it means you're looking at a person who once worked as Chairman of that business. Now, that person is associated with the business, but mostly in an honorary fashion. The term Emeritus signifies the person still enjoys a similar rank to the position even though he's not doing the same work.