WOMEN CEO REPORT

- Yum China Holdings

Joey Wat

Yum China Holdings

As CEO, Joey Wat brings a unique business approach to Yum China Holdings, the successful food corporation which operates popular fast food chains including KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and many others. She sums it up this way: “Good food, good fun, internal beauty, external beauty.” Since assuming CEO responsibilities, Joey has overseen major renovations to 95% of Yum China’s KFC fast- food restaurants which account for roughly 70% of Yum China’s revenues. In addition to the updates of existing KFC restaurants, she also orchestrated the opening of over 1,000 new KFC locations across the country. In the past few years, Joey has been named one of the most powerful: women in business, business leaders and women in international business. She holds a MA of Management degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Year appointed: 2018