Angela Chao

Independent Director at Bank of China

Independent Director of the Bank since January 2017. Ms. CHAO serves as Chair and CEO of Foremost Group, an international shipping company. From 1994 to 1996, Ms. CHAO worked in the mergers & acquisitions department of Smith Barney, which is now Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. From 1996 to 1999, Ms. CHAO served as deputy general manager of Foremost Group, and from 2001 to 2017, Ms. CHAO had successively served as Vice President, Senior Vice President and Deputy Chairman of Foremost Group. Since 2018, she has served as Chairman and CEO of Foremost Group. In May 2005, Ms. CHAO was unanimously voted to be BIMCO39’s (The Baltic and International Maritime Council 39) Counsellor. In September 2005, she was selected as “Eminent Young Overseas Chinese” by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council of China. In November 2007, she was invited as speaker of World Shipping (China) Summit. In April 2011, she became a Founding Member of the Wall Street Journal’s Task Force on Women in the Economy. Ms. CHAO currently serves on the Boards of The Metropolitan Opera, the UK P&I Marine Insurance Mutual, Foremost Foundation, Shanghai Mulan Education Foundation, and she also serves on the Harvard Business School’s Board of Dean’s Advisors, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy Board of Advisors, the Chairman’s Council of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Bureau of Shipping Council. In addition, she is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, serves on the Young Leaders Forum of the National Committee on US-China Relations and serves as the member of Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Antai College of Economics and Management Advisory Board, and honorary chairperson of the Jiao Tong University Alumni Association in America. Ms. CHAO graduated from Harvard College in three years in 1994 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (Magna Cum Laude), and received her Master of Business Administration Degree from Harvard Business School in 2001.


  • Independent Director

    Current role

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