Daughter of James Chao and sister of Elaine Chao. Widow of Bruce Wasserstein - head of Lazard.
"After graduating from Harvard College in three years to get an early start on my career, I went into investment banking and worked in the mergers and acquisitions group of what is now Citigroup."
After earning her MBA, Angela served as Vice President then Senior Vice President of Foremost Group, concentrating on ship operations and management. She then became Deputy Chairman, overseeing the company’s overall strategy, chartering, and operations.
Ms. Chao is the deputy chair of Foremost Group, an international shipping organization. She formerly worked as an investment banker at Salomon Smith Barney. She received an undergraduate degree from Harvard College and a master of business administration degree from Harvard Business School. She also serves on the boards of The Foremost Foundation and The Chao Family Foundations.
A well-known and respected executive in a male-dominated industry, Angela is also a sought-after public speaker on economics, corporate leadership, and trade and relations between the U.S. and China. Her husband, Jim Breyer, is also a Harvard Business School graduate and member of Harvard Corporation, among other boards.