Known for her diverse leadership roles, Chao served on the Boards of prestigious organizations such as the American Bureau of Shipping Council, Harvard Business School’s Board of Dean’s Advisors, and the Metropolitan Opera.

Additionally, she contributed to philanthropic efforts, holding positions on the Chairman’s Council of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Founding Board Council of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and the Boards of the Shanghai Mulan Education Foundation, the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Foundation, and the Foremost Foundation. Angela Chao served as the Co-Chair of The Asian American Foundation’s (TAAF) Advisory Council, was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, participated in the Young Leaders Forum of the National Committee on US-China Relations, and held the Honorary Chairperson role at the Chiao-Tung University Alumni Association in America.

Foremost Group emphasized that Angela Chao would be deeply missed, leaving behind a legacy of pioneering leadership, particularly for women, across shipping, philanthropy, and the arts.

U.S. Coast Guard Academy and many maritime associations shared condolences on their social media pages.

Our deepest condolences are with the family of Angela Chao. Angela was a trailblazer in the maritime industry and a true friend of the Academy. Her grace, compassion and leadership will be remembered by all who knew her.

Our hearts are with the Chaos during this time of sorrow.

— U.S. Coast Guard Academy (@USCGAcademy) February 12, 2024 ">http://