A chairman was the presiding official of an assembly, meeting, committee or party. In a corporation, the Chairman of the board of directors can also hold the position of Chief Executive Officer. The act of being a chairman was called chairing.

In China, Mao Zedong was Chairman of the Communist Party from 1935 to 1976 - and Chairman of its state, the People's Republic, from 1949 to 1959. (ENT: "Storm Front, Part II")

On Organia, Ayelborne was the temporary chairman of the Council of Elders. (TOS: "Errand of Mercy")

On Ekos, Eneg was the Chairman of the Nazi Party during the 2268 crisis in state leadership. (TOS: "Patterns of Force")

In 2293, before the Camp Khitomer crisis, Nyota Uhura was expected to chair a seminar at Starfleet Academy. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

The Cardassian Detapa Council was lead by a chairman. (DS9: "Return to Grace") Cardassian Doctor Crell Moset was the Chairman of Exobiology at the University of Culat in 2371. (VOY: "Nothing Human")

Pascal Fullerton was the chairman of the New Essentialists in the 2370s. (DS9: "Let He Who Is Without Sin...")

Quark and Rom were both chairmen of the short-lived Ferengi Benevolent Association in 2371. (DS9: "Prophet Motive")

In 2374, Nilva was Chairman of the Slug-o-Cola beverage company. (DS9: "Profit and Lace")

In 2375, Koval was the Chairman of the Romulan Tal Shiar. Senator Vreenak was Vice-Chairman in 2374. (DS9: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges", "In the Pale Moonlight")

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