As the CEO of a western company (and probably eastern too) I might need to raise loan at the lowest interest rate which probably won’t be an Islamic bank and when I become the CEO there might be already interest-bearing debt that the company already took and it might not be the smartest (commercial wise) to repay the loan due to small interest payments. So in conclusion, my job may include haram elements to maximise profits for shareholders. Does that mean it’s haram for me to be a CEO in a western country?
May Allah bless you.
You can be CEO of a company based in the West.
You can’t be CEO of a company from a haram industry or a company where you will be approving haram activities
And Allah knows best!