Media · May 24, 2018

Tradewinds: Angela Chao is putting family values Foremost

To say Angela Chao grew up with shipping is an understatement.

Her father, James Chao, built New York shipowner Foremost Group from the ground up as he and wife Ruth Mulan Chu Chao raised six daughters.

When she was just nine, Angela began joining her father on ship visits, exploring the vessels from the inside out, including ballast tanks and cargo holds.

After taking her first job at Foremost in 1996 and rising through the ranks, she has just been named chief executive and chairman as her father enters retirement, although he will stay involved as honorary chairman and company founder.

But perhaps more importantly than exposing their daughters to the shipping industry, James and Ruth taught their daughters to overcome adversity with a positive attitude. …

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