Albert Chao is President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Westlake Chemical Corporation and its limited partnership, Westlake Chemical Partners LP. In addition, Mr. Chao is a Director of Suzhou Huasu Plastics Co, Ltd of China. Mr. Chao serves on the Board of Directors of American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Association, Greater Houston Partnership, Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, Houston Grand Opera, Asia Society Texas Center, and Houston Methodist Research Institute. He is a Board Trustee of Asia Society, New York, and Rice University. He also serves on the Executive Board of the Business Committee for Americans for the Arts, the Advisory Board of Houston Methodist Center for Performing Arts, the Board of Visitors of the M.D. Anderson University Cancer Foundation, the Leadership Cabinet of Texas Children’s Hospital and is a member of the Committee of 100.
Mr. Chao’s career spans over 40 years in international business activities in the petrochemical industry working with Mobil Oil Corporation, Hercules Inc., and Gulf Oil Chemicals. He was also the Assistant to the Chairman of China General Plastics Group in Taiwan and the Deputy Managing Director of a plastics fabrication operation in Singapore. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Titan Chemicals Corporation in Malaysia. Mr. Chao has been with Westlake Chemical Corporation in the U.S. since its inception in 1986.
Mr. Chao received his B.A. from Brandeis University and MBA from Columbia University.