About. It operates globally, chartering vessels to companies in the dry bulk shipping industry, and its fleet includes some of the world's largest "capesize" bulk carriers, with a focus on environmentally friendly operations. Before joining Foremost Group, Angela earned an undergraduate degree in economics from Harvard College in three years. Ms. Chao was previously Vice President of Foremost Group, concentrating on Ship Operations and Ship Management, and then promoted to Senior Vice President of the Company, adding Chartering and Sale & Purchase to her responsibilities. Born in the United States, Angela Chao is the youngest of six daughters whose parents are Americans of Chinese descent. Born in the United States, Angela Chao is the youngest of six daughters whose parents are Americans of Chinese descent. She also speaks Mandarin Chinese, lives in New York City and is a fan of the opera and arts. Angela Chao is Chair and C.E.O. Upon graduation, she entered the field of investment banking, joining the mergers and acquisitions team of Smith Barney, now a part of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Angela Chao has been affiliated with Foremost Group since the 1990’s. Angela Chao completed her undergraduate studies in economics at Harvard College, obtaining her degree in only three years. Angela Chao of Foremost Group, an American shipping company with worldwide operations headquartered in New York. Angela Chao has published several works on the topics of economics and is a contributor to many print and online publications addressing the issues of international trade and shipping, education, technology and philanthropy. of Foremost Group, an international shipping and transportation company located in New York. of Foremost Group, an international shipping and transportation company located in New York. All rights reserved. Eager to be involved in international trade and shipping, Angela continued her education, graduating from Harvard Business School with an M.B.A. and then rejoined Foremost Group. Angela Chao is Chair and C.E.O. Eager to be involved in international trade and shipping, Angela continued her education, graduating from Harvard Business School with an M.B.A. and then rejoined Foremost Group. Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer. Angela Chao is a business executive who works as the Chair and C.E.O. Her parents stressed the importance of education as the necessary foundation for achieving success in the world. Angela Chao has often spoken in the US, Europe and Asia on topics of international economics, corporate leadership, philanthropy and US-China Trade. of the Group in 2018, Ms. Chao was the Vice President and then Senior Vice President of the company. The Foremost Group is a privately held, family-run shipping company based in New York City, with subsidiaries registered in the Marshall Islands. Her parents instilled in their children a strong work ethic and sense of obligation to give back to the community. It is only natural then that educational achievement and increasing access to high-quality education to qualified young people throughout the world would drive her many philanthropic endeavors, from serving on the Board of the Foremost Foundation, to her other board memberships, including Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s International Maritime Business Department Advisory Board, Harvard Business School’s Board of Dean’s Advisors, The Metropolitan Opera, the American Ballet Theatre Global Council, The Chairman’s Council of the Metropolitan Museum of Art the Shanghai Mulan Education Foundation, the American Bureau of Shipping Council, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy Board of Advisors, Honorary Chairperson of the Chiao-Tung University Alumni Association in America, the Hospital for Special Surgery’s International Advisory Council, the Lincoln Center Spotlight, and Bank of China.