People: Westlake Chemical Corp (WLK.N)

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21 Nov 2014
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Chao, James 

Brief Biography

James Y. Chao is Chairman of the Board of Westlake Chemical Corporation, since July 2004. From May 1996 to July 2004, he served as Vice Chairman. Mr. Chao also has responsibility for the oversight of Vinyls business. Mr. Chao has over 40 years of global experience in the chemical industry. In November 2010, he resigned as the executive chairman of Titan Chemicals Corp. Bhd, a post he held since June 2003. Prior to that he served as Titan’s Managing Director. He has served as a Special Assistant to the Chairman of China General Plastics Group and worked in various financial, managerial and technical positions at Mattel Incorporated, Developmental Bank of Singapore, Singapore Gulf Plastics Pte. Ltd. and Gulf Oil Corporation. Mr. Chao, along with his brother Albert Chao, assisted their father T.T. Chao in founding Westlake. Mr. Chao is on the board of Baylor College of Medicine. Mr. Chao received his B.S. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

Basic Compensation

Total Annual Compensation, USD Long-Term Incentive Plans, USD All Other, USD Fiscal Year Total, USD
3,180,010 -- 567,704 4,268,960

Options Compensation

  Quantity Market Value
Exercisable 11,766 168,371.00
Unexercisable 33,468 352,567.00
Exercised 170,889 8,010,480.00
Name Fiscal Year Total

James Chao


Albert Chao


M. Steven Bender


Robert Buesinger


David Hansen


Jeffrey Taylor

As Of 30 Dec 2013
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