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Joey Wat

Also Known As Joey Chui Yung Wat, Wat

CEO of Yum China Holdings

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Joey Chui Yung Wat is a chief executive officer of Yum China Holdings, Inc. (YUMC)

Wat started her career as a consultant at A.T. Kearney, and then from 2000 to 2003 as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Hong Kong.

She joined A.S. Watson Group UK in 2004, becoming head of strategy for over 10 countries in Europe and managing director of A.S. Watson Group UK. In September 2014, she moved back to China and joined Yum China, where she served as president of KFC China before being promoted to chief executive officer of KFC China in 2015. Wat then served as president and chief operating officer of Yum China and became a member of the firm's board of directors in 2017. Since March 1, 2018, she has served as its chief executive officer.

Early Life

Joey Chui Yung Wat 1971 in Fujian Province in China and moved to Hong Kong with her family at a young age                                 


  • Bachelor's degree - Hong Kong University
  • MBA - Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management


  • Yum China Holdings - CEO


Wat was ranked as one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Business Leaders in China” and as one of the “Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business in China” by Fortune Chinese Edition in 2018 and 2017 respectively