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Yum China promotes Joey Wat to CEO

Staff Writer | Shanghai, China | Monday October 9, 2017 7:39AM ET
Joey WatOctober 9, 2017, Shanghai, China - Yum China Holdings announced that Joey Wat, who currently serves as president and chief operating officer, will be new chief executive officer on March 1, 2018.
Ms. Wat has served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Yum China since February 2017 and she was appointed as a member of the Yum China Board in July 2017.

Ms. Wat joined Yum China in September 2014, first serving as President of KFC China and she was then promoted to Chief Executive Officer of KFC China in August 2015.

Prior to that, she served in both management and strategy positions at AS Watson of Hutchison Group in the U.K. from 2004 to 2014, including as Managing Director of Watson U.K., which operates Superdrug and Savers.

Before joining Watson, Ms. Wat spent seven years in management consulting, including with McKinsey & Company's Hong Kong office from 2000 to 2003.