People: Westlake Chemical Corp (WLK.N)
9 Dec 2013
Datuk James Y. Chao is Chairman of the Board of Westlake Chemical Corp., since July 2004. He became a director in June 2003. He previously served as Vice Chairman of the Board since May 1996. Mr. Chao has responsibility for the oversight of Vinyls business. Mr. Chao has 40 years of global experience in the chemical industry. In November 2010, Mr. Chao resigned as the Executive Chairman of Titan Chemicals Corp. Bhd., a position he held since June 2003. Prior to June 2003, 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 received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.
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