Houston Board of Directors
President and CEO
Westlake Chemical Corp.
Albert Chao joined the Houston Branch board in 2015.
Chao is president, chief executive officer and director of Westlake Chemical Corp. and Westlake Chemical Partners GP LLC, and general partner of Westlake Chemical Partners LP, all headquartered in Houston.
He serves as a director of Suzhou Huasu Plastics Co., Ltd of China.
Chao has more than 35 years’ experience in the petrochemical, plastics and building products industry, including service with Mobil Oil Corp., Hercules Inc., Gulf Oil Chemicals and China General Plastics Group in Taiwan.
He serves on the boards of Greater Houston Partnership, Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, Houston Grand Opera and Houston Methodist Research Institute.
He also is a member of the Rice University Board of Trustees, Business Committee for Americans for the Arts Executive Board, Houston Methodist Center for Performing Arts Advisory Board, M.D. Anderson University Cancer Foundation Board of Visitors and Texas Children’s Hospital Leadership Cabinet.
He received a BA from Brandeis University and MBA from Columbia University.