Definition: is an individual, possessing the majority stock of a private enterprise, who isn’t officially a director and who doesn’t technically take part in the management of the company, but whose orders and instructions are followed both by the directors and the employees of a company. Law-wise, such a person is considered to be liable for the company’s obligations along with all the other directors, regardless of their de jure or de facto status.
In a Sentence:
Even though Mr. Jackson wasn’t officially a member of the board, he acted as a shadow director, controlling the company’s operations through his representatives.
I think you don’t understand that even if you operate as a shadow director, you will still be held accountable for the orders you give out.
The position of shadow director is perfect for Lawtell, as he can run the company while avoiding being stuck at all the painfully-long board meetings.
Synonyms and related words: de facto director, nominee director, de jure director, alternate director, executive director