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Time:March 23-25, 2019
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Sponsor:Development Research Center of the State Council
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Angela A. Chao

Chairman & CEO, Foremost Group Business Circle

 Angela Chao is Chairman & C.E.O. of Foremost Group, an international shipping company in New York. Prior to joining Foremost Group, Angela Chao worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department of Smith Barney, now a part of Morgan Stanley.

Angela received her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in economics from Harvard College where she graduated magna cum laude in three years.

Angela is a frequent speaker in the United States, Europe and Asia and serves on the Boards of Bank of China, Harvard Business School's Board of Dean's Advisors, The Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy Board of Advisors, Chairman’s Council of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Hospital for Special Surgery’s International Advisory Board, American Bureau of Shipping Council, Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s International Maritime Business Department Advisory Board, , Shanghai Mulan Education Foundation, and Foremost Foundation. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the Young Leaders Forum of the National Committee on US-China Relations. She is the International Advisor of Wuhan Municipal People’s Government and the Honorary Chairperson of the Chiao-Tung University Alumni Association in America. Previously, Angela served on the Boards of New York City Economic Development Corporation, China State Shipbuilding Corporation, Lincoln Center Global's China Advisory Council, Museum of Modern Art PS1, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and Executive Committee of the Baltic International Maritime Council (BIMCO).

She speaks Mandarin Chinese and is active in many volunteer activities including as an ardent supporter of the arts and the opera. She lives in New York City.