The Lloyd’s List Americas Awards Gala took place on May 23rd in Houston, Texas. For five years running, the Lloyd’s List Awards have been celebrating companies that have significantly contributed to the maritime industry. This year, the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award was bestowed upon Dr. James S.C. Chao, Honorary Chairman of Foremost Group, in recognition of his many contributions to the international shipping industry. Dr. Chao was also praised for his decades of dedication to education, particularly in creating access to quality education for underprivileged students.
Dr. Chao is the first Asian-American to be honored with Lloyd’s List Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Angela Chao, Chairman and CEO of Foremost Group, honored her father by introducing him at the Award Gala and spoke movingly of his influence in her life.