Board of Directors
Albert Chao is President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Westlake Chemical Corporation. In addition, Mr. Chao is a Director of Titan Chemicals Corporation Berhad of Malaysia and Suzhou Huasu Plastics Co, Ltd of China. Mr. Chao serves on the Board of Directors of National Petrochemical and Refiners Association, Greater Houston Partnership, Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, Houston Grand Opera, and Asia Society Texas Center. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Methodist Hospital Center for Performing Arts, Executive Board of the Business Committee for Americans for the Arts, and the Board of Visitors of the M.D. Anderson University Cancer Foundation. He is a Trustee Emeritus of Rice University.
Mr. Chao's career spans over 30 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. 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. He is married to Dr. Anne S. Chao and has two grown children, John and Carolyn.