Angela Chao received her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in economics from Harvard College where she graduated magna cum laude in three years. While at Harvard Business School, she wrote a finance case entitled, “Ocean Carriers” which is being used in the First Year Required Curriculum at Harvard Business School, as well as at other top business schools and was published in Case Problems in Finance; a compilation of the essential HBS finance cases. Her undergraduate senior honors thesis entitled, “Empirical Tests of Status Consumption” was published in short form in the Journal of Economic Psychology, cited in Dr. Juliet B. Schor’s The Overspent American and presented to the American Economic Association. She has also been cited in Dr. John Clark’s Restructuring Corporate America.

To the right is Angela and her family at her graduation from Harvard College.

In 2016, Angela’s father, Dr. James S.C. Chao, her late mother, Mrs. Ruth Mulan Chu Chao, and their family were featured by Harvard Business School’s Baker Library for their commitment and generosity towards the promotion of education, history and culture at Harvard University and around the world.

To commemorate Ruth’s legacy of faith, family, and philanthropy, generous gifts from the Chao family established the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center at Harvard Business School, including the first building named after an Asian-American and the first building named after a woman in Harvard’s history.

Angela Chao and her family - Harvard Graduation

The Chao Family History & Archives