Albert Chao

Co-Founder at Westlake Chemical Corporation

Albert Chao

Albert Chao

Co-Founder at Westlake Chemical Corporation

Overview
Career Highlights

Axiall Corp.
Westlake Longview Corp.
Westlake Chemical Partners GP LLC

RelSci Relationships

3943

Primary Location

Houston, TX, United States

Number of Boards

26

Birthday

1950

Age

70

Estimated Net Worth

$1.4B

Relationships
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Investor Relations Contact at Westlake Chemical Corporation

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Co-Founder at Westlake Chemical Corporation

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Chairman at Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack of Puerto Rico, Inc.

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Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer & Corporate Secretary at Westlake Chemical Corporation

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President at Rice University

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Westlake Chemical Partners LP

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Founder at Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. LLC

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President at Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Foundation

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Director-Safety, Electronics & Industrial System at Air Liquide SA

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Vice Chairman at Houston Bar Foundation

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Family Members
Child
Vice President, Asset Management at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. engages in global investment banking, securities, and investment management, which provides financial services. It operates through the following business segments: Investment Banking, Global Markets, Asset Management, and Consumer & Wealth Management. The Investment Banking segment serves public and private sector clients around the world and provides financial advisory services, help companies raise capital to strengthen and grow their businesses and provide financing to corporate clients. The Global Markets segment serves its clients who buy and sell financial products, funding and manage risk. The Asset Management segment provides investment services to help clients preserve and grow their financial assets. The Consumer & Wealth Management segment helps clients to achieve their individual financial goals by providing a wealth advisory and banking services. The company was founded by Marcus Goldman in 1869 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Child
Chief Operating Officer at Westlake Olefins Corp.

Spouse
Member, Board of Trustees at Wellesley College

Wellesley is known for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, its gifted faculty, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. But most of all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world for over 100 years—women who are committed to making a difference. A Transformative Educational Experience Every year, some 2,400 of the world’s top undergraduate women are challenged to exceed their own highest personal and intellectual expectations. The mastery Wellesley graduates demonstrate across the professional and vocational spectrum, and the influence they wield—whether in their own communities or on the world stage—is testament to a singularly empowering undergraduate experience. Wellesley’s lively academic community places a high value on rigorous, probing inquiry, and creative, cross-discipline thinking. Its collaborative approach to scholarship encourages students to question, debate, and refine their points of view, not only with each other, but with our world-class faculty—often by working directly with them on groundbreaking projects. A Wellesley education fosters the highest standard of readiness for the “real world” in its graduates, in terms of ability to think, act, and contribute meaningfully and effectively in their chosen areas of interest. The “Full-Engagement” Advantage Wellesley’s full-engagement academic philosophy extends to the running of the College itself. The student voice is central to decision-making here; students serve on major committees of the Board of Trustees, participate in faculty search, and contribute to strategic planning. Students participate in a wide range of extracurricular projects: The College and its surrounding community and the greater Boston area offer hundreds of internships, advocacy projects, and the rare advantages of being a vital member of the single largest academic “hotspot” in the country. Expected to be fully engaged while at Wellesley, students carry this sense of purposeful involvement and personal commitment throughout life. It is the signal mark of a Wellesley woman. A Widely Envied Campus Environment The sheer sense of scale of the breathtaking natural environment, in which buildings are thoughtfully sited, distinguish Wellesley’s physical setting in the classically New England town of Wellesley, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. Home to leading institutions such as the Albright Institute, the Knapp Social Science Center, the Davis Museum, The Newhouse Center for the Humanities, and the world-renowned Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley’s resources are a magnet not only for the surrounding community and metropolitan area; they attract attention—and scholars—from around the world. Commitment to Women Everything about Wellesley College bespeaks its commitment to women, and to providing them with an unexcelled educational experience that honors and cultivates not only what is best about each of them, and their own potential, but about what women offer our world.

Sibling

Westlake Chemical Corp. manufactures and markets petrochemicals, polymers and fabricated building products. It operates through the Olefins and Vinyls segments. The Olefins segment manufactures ethylene, polyethylene, styrene, and associated co-products at the manufacturing facility in Lake Charles and polyethylene at the Longview facility. The Vinyls segment manufactures and sells building products fabricated from polyvinyl chloride, including pipe, fittings, profiles, foundation, building products, fence and deck components, window, and door components, film, and sheet products. The company was founded by Ting Tsung Chao in 1986 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Parent, Deceased

Titan Petrochemicals Group Ltd. engages in the trading of commodities, shipbuilding, ship repairing and manufacturing of steel structure. It operates through the Trading of Commodities; and Shipbuilding, Ship Repairing and Manufacturing of Steel Structure segments. The company was founded by Tin Chun Tsoi on April 24, 1998 and is headquartered in Hong Kong.

Education
B.A. in Physics

Brandeis University is an American private research university with a liberal arts focus. It is located in Waltham, Massachusetts, 9 miles (14 km) west of Boston. The university has an enrollment of approximately 3,600 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students.[4] It was tied for 32nd among national universities in the United States in U.S. News & World Report 's 2014 rankings. Forbes listed Brandeis University as number 51 among all national universities and liberal arts colleges combined in 2013. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian Jewish community-sponsored coeducational institution on the site of the former Middlesex University. The university is named for Louis Brandeis (1856–1941), the first Jewish Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

MBA

Columbia Business School (CBS) is the business school of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1916 to provide business training and professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate Columbia University students. It is one of six Ivy League business schools and its admission process is among the most selective of top business schools.

Memberships
Member
2014 - Current

The Committee of 100 is an international, non-profit, non-partisan membership organization that brings a Chinese American perspective to issues concerning Asian Americans and U.S.-China relations. The organization draws upon the collective experience, knowledge, and resources of their members - Chinese Americans who have achieved prominence in a variety of fields and work in partnership towards the mission.

Member
Current

The participating CEOs lead companies that collectively employ more than five million people, generate more than $2 trillion in annual revenue, and represent 11 countries and a diverse group of industries.

Career History
Deputy Managing Director
Prior

China General Plastics Corp. engages in the manufacturing and sale of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic products. Its products include chlor-alkali raw materials; PVC resin; PVC compound; PVC film and sheet; PVC leather; and construction products such as PVC pipe, PVC fitting, waterproofing membrane, anti-corrosion liner, PVC wall, and PVC panel. The company also sells film & sheet products, leather products, sample drawing, green materials and other related products. China General Plastics was founded on April 29, 1964 and is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.

Professional
Prior

Mobil Corp., a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corp., is an American company located in Irving, TX, that operates primarily in the petroleum industry. The firm was acquired by Exxon Corp. on 30 Nov 99 for $81,429.83 million.

Boards & Committees
President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
2014 - Current

Westlake Chemical Partners GP LLC, a subsidiary of TTWF LP, is a company headquartered in Houston, TX. The firm operates, acquires and develops ethylene production facilities and related assets. Albert Yuan Chao is the current CEO, occupying that position since 2014.

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
2014 - Current

Westlake Chemical Partners LP engages in the operation, acquisition and development of ethylene production facilities and related assets. It is a vertically-integrated, international manufacturer and marketer of basic chemicals, polymers, and fabricated building products. The company was founded on March 14, 2014 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Member, Board of Directors
2003 - Current

Westlake Chemical Corp. manufactures and markets petrochemicals, polymers and fabricated building products. It operates through the Olefins and Vinyls segments. The Olefins segment manufactures ethylene, polyethylene, styrene, and associated co-products at the manufacturing facility in Lake Charles and polyethylene at the Longview facility. The Vinyls segment manufactures and sells building products fabricated from polyvinyl chloride, including pipe, fittings, profiles, foundation, building products, fence and deck components, window, and door components, film, and sheet products. The company was founded by Ting Tsung Chao in 1986 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Vice President & Secretary
Current
Member at Large, Board of Directors
Current

Houston Grand Opera Association, Inc. provides entertainment services. It organizes operas for charitable, literary, and educational purposes. The company was founded by Walter Herbert, Louis G. Lobit, Edward Bing, and Charles Cockrell in 1955 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Member, Board of Trustees
Current

The society is an international nonprofit nonpartisan organization which connects people and institutions in asia and the world.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 - $2,499
2018

Houston Ballet Foundation operates as a ballet company. It provides training services to its dancers throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, and Canada. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

$1,000 - $2,499
2017

Houston Ballet Foundation operates as a ballet company. It provides training services to its dancers throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, and Canada. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

$10K - $25K
2017

Americans for the Arts is a private company headquartered in Washington, DC, that engages in promotion of arts. Robert L. Lynch is the current CEO of the firm.

Political Donations
$2,700
2018

Representative from Texas's 22nd Congressional District

$1,000
2017

Representative from Texas's 24th Congressional District

$1,000
2017

Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

Public Holdings
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