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Joey Wat - Yum China Holdings

Joey Wat

Yum China Holdings

Joey Wat can sum up her business approach in eight words – good food, good fun, internal beauty, external beauty. Her philosophy on business reigns true as she leads Yum China Holdings as CEO, the successful food corporation which operates popular fast food chains such as KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and many others. Since her designation, Wat 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, Wat also oversaw the opening of over 1,000 new KFC locations across the country. In the past few years, she has been named one of the most powerful women in business, powerful business leaders, and most powerful women in international business.

Year appointed: 2018