Angela Chao - Biography
Angela Chao is a business executive who works as the Chair 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, gender parity and East-West 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 Foremost Group
Foremost Group is a global shipping and transportation company based in New York. Foremost Group is an industry leader in incorporating fuel-efficient designs and technology in its fleet of modern and eco-friendly dry bulk carriers. Foremost Group was founded by her father, Dr. James S. C. Chao, who currently serves as Honorary Chairman.
Bridging the East and West
Angela is a board member of many international organizations, including Bank of China, the American Bureau of Shipping Council, Harvard Business School’s Dean’s Advisors, International Maritime Business Department Advisory Board of Massachusetts Maritime Acadamy, the American Ballet Theatre Global Council, The Metropolitan Opera, Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Shanghai Mulan Education Foundation. She is also Co-Chair of The Asian American Foundation’s Advisory Council and sits on the board of the American Bureau of Shipping Council. She previously served on boards of Lincoln Center’s Global China Advisory Council and Museum of Modern Art PS1. 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.