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Maritime mourns Angela Chao

Angela Chao, chair and CEO of the Foremost Group has died in a car accident. The daughter of Foremost Group founder James S. C. Chao and sister of former US secretary of transportation Elaine Chao, Angela Chao was named one of marine log’s top women in maritime in 2021.


The Foremost Group released the following statement: “It is with deep sadness that Foremost Group announces the passing of Angela Chao in a tragic car accident. Angela Chao was a formidable executive and shipping industry leader, as well as a proud and loving daughter, sister, aunt, wife and mother. She was also a precocious youngster, learning about the shipping industry at an early age as she lovingly followed her father around during “Take Your Daughter to Work” days on his ships. After earning a bachelor’s degree in economics magna cum laude from Harvard College in just three years, she attended Harvard Business School where she wrote a case study on “Ocean Carriers” that to this day is part of the required curriculum for first year HBS students. So, it was no surprise that as our chair and CEO, she charted new paths that led the company to record achievements in the shipping industry.” (cj)




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