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A director of a company handles the day-to-day operations, including the business and financial operations of a company. Directors must ensure that business operations are carried out according to previously laid-down rules and regulations. They must be people that possess good integrity, honesty and are law abiding.
Company directors have these common responsibilities:
Directors of companies carry out the following roles:
The owners of a limited liability company are the shareholders. The shareholders are the ones who have been vested with the powers to appoint a limited director of a company. Company directors can, however, assume the dual roles of being a shareholder and a director of a company simultaneously if they are shareholders in the company.
The office of a director of a company is not employment but a directorship. The directors can however act in the roles of employees if they enter into a service contract with the company to act in this role.