Chavalit Frederick Tsao is the Chairman of IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group and Permanent Honorary President of Family Business Network (FBN) Asia.

Frederick began his maritime career in 1977 after joining his family’s shipping business IMC, a four-generation family business which traces its roots in banking, transportation and trade to Shanghai. Under his stewardship, IMC has expanded rapidly with activities extending into lifestyle and property projects. Recognising the importance of family businesses in the global economy, Frederick is a strong advocate of robust research in areas such as business transformation, social engagement, leadership cultivation and succession planning to enable family businesses to learn more from each other.

Frederick holds a Master of Science in Engineering (Industrial and Operations Engineering) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering) from the University of Michigan.