On May 23, 2018, Dr. James S.C. Chao and his daughter Angela Chao traveled to Houston for the Lloyd’s List Americas Award Gala. For five years, Lloyd’s List Americas has been honoring best practices in the maritime industry. Its keynote tribute is the Lifetime Achievement Award which this year was bestowed upon Foremost Group Founder and Honorary Chairman, Dr. James Chao.
In accepting the award, Dr. Chao spoke about the role of the maritime industry in promoting cultural understanding among nations, as well as providing an essential service to the world. Angela Chao, Chairman and CEO of Foremost Group, introduced her father and spoke about her father’s dedication to the industry, noting that he has devoted his entire life to serving society.
Angela Chao Honored at 17th Annual Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Gala
On June 20, 2018, in New York, Angela Chao, Chairman and CEO of Foremost Group, will receive the Pinnacle Award at the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Dinner Gala. Every year, during the festive dinner gala, it is presented to one or two individuals who are at the pinnacle of their influential career.
Dr. James S.C. Chao and Angela Chao to be Honored at the 2018 Admiral’s Scholarship Dinner on May 1, 2018 at SUNY Maritime College
Dr. Chao and Angela Chao are being honored at the 2018 Admiral’s Scholarship Dinner on May 1, 2018 at SUNY Maritime College. The event will be held at the Marina del Ray. The Admiral's Scholarship Dinner raises scholarship funds for current and prospective Maritime students. Thanks to dinner committee members, our honorees, attendees and others wishing to make a donation, the Dinner raises scholarship support for students who would not otherwise be able to attend SUNY Maritime College. Last year, the College awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships support from funds raised at the Admiral's Dinner.
Angela Chao, Deputy Chairman of Foremost Group, will be the keynote speaker at the annual ASBA Cargo Conference to be held this year on September 27-29, 2017 in Miami, Florida. The Conference is one of the premier events in the maritime industry. It garners an impressive list of participants and sponsors from the maritime industry, as well as media sponsors. The two-day conference provides attendees with a number of learning, networking, and social events.
Angela Chao to Receive the Distinguished Entrepreneurship Award from CAAPS
The Chinese American Academic and Professional Society (CAAPS) will be awarding Angela Chao the Distinguished Entrepreneurship Award in recognition of her achievements, leadership, and commitment to entrepreneurship. The ceremony will take place at the CAAPS annual gathering. The convention and banquet will be held at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, in Flushing, New York.
June 10, 2017 was a great day of celebration for the alumni of Chiao Tung University. Former classmates came together for a day of speeches, roundtable discussions, networking, and reconnecting. Held at SUNY Global Center in New York, attendees were treated to inspiring talks by an impressive roster of corporate executives, including, Dr. James Si-Cheng Chao, Chairman and Founder of the international shipping company, Foremost Group, Angela Chao, Deputy Chairman of Foremost Group and Liangjie Chen, Founder & President of Stellar Services, and Chairman of the Chiao Tung University Alumni Association in America (CTUAAA). CTUAAA works to nurture strong, lingering relationships between alumni from all campuses of the University across America.
Chairman and Founder of Foremost Group, Dr. James S.C. Chao will be Honored by the Seamen's Church Institute
Angela Chao, Deputy Director of the Foremost Group, will be accompanying her father James S.C. Chao to the 40th annual Silver Bell Awards dinner on June 8, 2017. The Seiman Church Institute's Annual Dinner raises funds to support mariner rights, provide training programs, advocacy and more to US seafarers. The Silver Bell award is bestowed upon a person or group who has made significant contributions to the maritime industry and to merchant mariners.
Dr. Chao is being recognized for his advancement of the maritime industry, his lifelong dedication to education, as evidenced most recently by his charitable contributions to National Taiwan Ocean University and SUNY Maritime, and his commitment to building the highest caliber of shipping fleets and professional staff. More than 800 attendees from across the maritime industry are expected to attend this festive event.
Angela Chao Is Scheduled to Speak at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference
The Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) will open its four-day, annual conference on March 23, 2017 in Boao, Hainan. The main topic of this year's conference is “Globalization and Free Trade: The Asian Perspective", and is designed to continue the discussion that began last year in Melbourne. The 2016 Melbourne Conference gathered hundreds of leading Asian business people, academics and politician to explore the future of globalization and engaged them in intense conversations around expected obstacles and opportunities.
This year, BFA hopes to create a platform for representatives of Asian and emerging economies to discuss the topic of global inclusiveness. Discussions will focus on the great significance and potential of global inclusion, inspiring inclusive initiatives and future collaborations. Angela Chao, Deputy Chairman of Foremost Group will speak at two Roundtables: the Asian Startups Roundtable on the 24th and the Women Business Leaders Roundtable on the 25th.
Angela Chao, Deputy Chairman of the Foremost Group, will celebrate with all of her sisters the grand opening of the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center. The Executive Center is the result of a generous gift from a Chao Family Foundation to Harvard Business School made in 2012 in conjunction with Harvard’s 375th anniversary, and the 50th anniversary of Harvard Business School admitting women. The gift was designated for construction of the Center and to endow a scholarship fund which has been named "The Ruth Mulan Chu and James Si-Cheng Chao Fellowship Fund."
The new building is intended to honor the leadership and social contributions of the Chao family's matriarch, Ruth Mulan Chu Chao, who was particularly active in the areas of education and cross-cultural relations between Asia and America. The large, modern facility will house classrooms for formal teaching, conference rooms to host emerging global leaders, and various informal spaces that will encourage the development of friendships, mentorships, and exchanges between the HBS faculty, US-based students, and the large body of international students who attend the school’s executive programs each year.
The grand opening on June 6 has been a highly anticipated event for the Harvard University community. After the Opening Ceremony, there will be a special Harvard luncheon with Harvard leadership, foreign dignitaries and friends of the family and the University coming from all over the world to celebrate and honor the spirit of Mrs. Ruth Mulan Chu Chao. Angela Chao will speak and is expected to reflect on her mother’s influence on the Chao daughters, particularly in the areas of values she passed down and the value of education. Dr. Chao and his late wife, Mrs. Ruth Mulan Chu Chao, served as role models to the Asian-American community as successful business leaders, philanthropists and advocates for expanding and nurturing partnerships between America and Asia, particularly with China, their home country. Angela has spoken often about the impact of the her mother’s encouragement to her daughters to embrace both cultures, and will enjoy the opportunity to celebrate this on an occasion when family, administration, government officials and other dignitaries come together to open the first building on the Harvard Business School campus to be named after an Asian-American and a woman.
It is a day of firsts, and the luncheon conversation is certain to be lively and inspiring.
Outstanding Achievement in Philanthropy Award to Be Bestowed Upon Angela Chao and Family by the US-China Policy Foundation
The US-China Policy Foundation (USCPF) will hold its annual Gala Dinner, to be held next week on November 18th, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The Gala will be an opportunity for the Foundation to celebrate 20 years of leadership in its efforts to improve US-China relations, as well as to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to public service and philanthropy in this field. The Foundation will present an award for Outstanding Public Service to The Honorable Elaine L. Chao, US Secretary of Labor from 2001-2009. The Award for Outstanding Achievement in Philanthropy will be presented to Dr. James S.C. Chao, The Honorable Elaine L. Chao, Angela Chao and the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Foundation.
In honoring Angela Chao, the USCPF will recognize the unique contributions that she and the Chao family have made to the strengthening of ties between the US and China, and the important mission they serve as role models to the Asian-American community. The USCPF said that through the leadership of the Chao family, Asian-Americans are inspired to work through cultural differences and challenges, and to find their way to participate in all sectors of society, especially as philanthropists.
Among the many achievements of Angela Chao, the USCPF award will acknowledge her stewardship of the Chao family foundations, as well as the countless hours she gives to many Boards of Directors and advisory committees. In this way, she gives life to the legacy of her parents, who devoted their lives to community service, particularly in the area of education. Chao family foundations have funded scholarships and facility constructions, endowed chairs, and other activities that enhance access to high quality education. The Honorable Elaine L. Chao will accept the Outstanding Achievement in Philanthropy Award on behalf of her family and the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Foundation, where she serves as Chair.