Board of Directors
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 Director of Suzhou Huasu Plastics Co, Ltd of China. He is a member of the Board of Directors of American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Association. Mr. Chao serves as member on many and various educational, medical, arts and community Boards, including the Board of Directors of Greater Houston Partnership, Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve of Dallas, Houston Grand Opera, Asia Society Texas Center, and Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas. He also serves as Board Trustee of Rice University and Asia Society, New York.
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 is a former Director of Titan Chemicals Corporation Berhad of 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.