The Foremost Foundation was established through the generosity of Foremost Group - an international shipping and transportation company founded by Dr. James Si-Cheng Chao and Mrs. Ruth Mulan Chu Chao.

Dr. Chao remains as Honorary Chairman of Foremost Group to this day and his daughter, Angela Chao, serves as Chairman and C.E.O. .



Foundation News

The Foremost Foundation Recent News and Events
August 10, 2018

Dr. James S. C. Chao awarded Honorary Doctorate of Public Administration by Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Dr. James S. C. Chao was awarded with an Honorary Doctorate of Public Administration by Massachusetts Maritime Academy at their 175th Commencement Exercise held on June, […]
August 9, 2018
Angela Chao

IHS Fairplay featured Angela Chao

Growing up in a family of seven women, Angela Chao and her five older sisters rarely considered being female a limiting factor for success.  “My parents […]
July 31, 2018
Dynasties of the Sea: The Untold Stories of the Postwar Shipping Pioneers Hardcover – June 15, 2018

Dynasties of the Sea: The Untold Stories of the Postwar Shipping Pioneers

Lori Ann LaRocco has written a riveting account of the men and women who have built the international shipping industry. Among the featured maritime pioneers is […]
July 31, 2018
Summer Tradewinds Magazine Interviews Angela Chao

Summer Tradewinds Magazine Interviews Angela Chao

This is a summary of the article that was published on TradeWinds:  http://www.tradewindsnews.com/weekly/1493590/female-faces-forge-path-for-tomorrows-leaders The Summer Issue of Tradewinds focuses on gender and profiles women who have […]