Angela Chao - Biography
Angela Chao is a business executive who works as the Chairman and C.E.O. of Foremost Group an international transportation and shipping company. As an experienced public speaker, Angela lectures worldwide on the shipping industry and US-Chinese relations. Additionally, Angela is an active philanthropist and President of the Foremost Foundation, one of the Chao family's philanthropic organizations. In her professional, business and philanthropic activities, she strives to create a cultural bridge that brings the East and the West closer together.
About the Foremost Group
The Foremost Group is a global shipping and transportation company based in New York. Angela provides input and management in the areas of finance, ship management and charters. Although she was affiliated with the group in years prior, her official connection with the company began in 2001. Foremost Group was founded by her father, Dr. James S. C. Chao, who currently serves as Honorary Chairman. Angela has extensive experience in finance and international shipping.
Bridging the East and West
Angela is a board member of many international organizations, including the American Bureau of Shipping Council, China Advisory Council of Lincoln Center Global, Harvard Business School’s Dean’s Advisors, International Maritime Business Department Advisory Board of Massachusetts Maritime Acadamy, The Metropolitan Opera, Metroploitan Museum of Art, MOMA PS1, and the Shanghai Mulan Education Foundation. She is also on the board of Lincoln Center’s Global China Advisory Council and the American Bureau of Shipping Council. She holds membership in the Young Leader’s Forum of the National Committee on US-China Relations, the Chairman’s Council of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and on the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2011, Angela was invited to take part in the Wall Street Journal’s Task Force on Women in the Economy as a Founding Member.