Angela Chao, a prominent figure in the business world and a dedicated philanthropist, tragically passed away in a car accident over the weekend. Her sudden demise has left a void not only in the hearts of those who knew her personally but also in the communities she tirelessly served.
Who was Angela Chao?
Angela Chao’s legacy extends far beyond her role as Chair and CEO of Foremost Group. She was a founding member of the Asian American Foundation (TAAF) and served as a co-chair of the TAAF’s Advisory Council. Her leadership within TAAF was characterised by deep values, strategic vision, and an unwavering commitment to the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Angela’s belief in the transformative power of education was evident through her chairmanship of TAAF’s Education Committee. She tirelessly supported organisations and scholarships aimed at providing quality education to students, nurturing future leaders who would positively impact the world.
Professionally, Angela Chao held the position of Chair and CEO at Foremost Group, an American shipping company with global operations based in New York. Under her guidance, Foremost Group flourished, establishing itself as a key player in the shipping industry. Her entrepreneurial acumen and business savvy earned her widespread respect within the industry and beyond.
Angela Chao’s untimely passing in a car accident at the age of 50 has left many grappling with shock and grief. The circumstances surrounding the accident remain undisclosed to the public. The Asian American Foundation, among others, has expressed their profound sadness at the news of Angela’s death, highlighting her immense contributions and the impact she made during her lifetime.
A Lasting Legacy
Angela Chao’s legacy will endure through the lives she touched and the causes she championed. Her warmth, kindness, and infectious energy will continue to inspire generations of leaders within the AAPI community and beyond. The board and team at TAAF extend their deepest sympathies to the Chao family during this difficult time, recognising the immeasurable loss they have suffered.
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