Chief Executive Officer
Micky Pant is the Chief Executive Officer of Yum China Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”), and a member of our board of directors. He has served as CEO of the YUM China Division (‘‘Yum! Restaurants China’’) since August 2015. Over the past decade, Mr. Pant has held a number of leadership positions at YUM, including CEO of the KFC Division, CEO of Yum! Restaurants International (‘‘YRI’’), President of Global Branding for YUM, President of YRI, Chief Marketing Officer of YUM, Global Chief Concept Officer for YUM and President of Taco Bell International. Before joining YUM, Mr. Pant built a foundation in marketing and international business with 15 years at Unilever in India and the U.K. and worked at PepsiCo, Inc. and Reebok International Limited. Since December 2014, Mr. Pant has served as an independent director on the board of Pinnacle Foods, Inc., where he also serves on the audit committee.
President, Chief Operating Officer
Joey Wat has served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Yum China since February 2017. She served as Chief Executive Officer, KFC China from August 2015 to February 2017. Ms. Wat joined Yum! Restaurants China in September 2014 as President of KFC China and was promoted to the Chief Executive Officer for KFC China in August 2015. Before joining YUM, Ms. Wat served in both management and strategy positions at AS Watson of Hutchinson Group (‘‘Watson’’) in the U.K. from 2004 to 2014. Her last position at Watson was Managing Director of Watson U.K. which operates Superdrug and Savers, two retail chains specializing in the sale of pharmacy and health and beauty products from 2012 to 2014. She made the transition from Head of Strategy of Watson in Europe to Managing Director of Savers in 2007. Before joining Watson, Ms. Wat spent seven years in management consulting including with McKinsey & Company’s Hong Kong office from 2000 to 2003.
Interim CFO, Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer
Jacky Lo has served as the Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer since March 2017. Mr. Lo, previously served as Vice President, Finance of the Company, a position he held since joining in August 2016. Prior to joining YUM, Mr. Lo worked for Ernst & Young for 15 years, including most recently as Partner and the Deputy Director in the Asia Pacific Capital Markets Center of Ernst & Young’s Professional Practice Group, specializing in U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, SEC reporting and Sarbanes Oxley compliance requirements. Mr. Lo is a certified public accountant in Texas and a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
General Manager, KFC
Johnson Huang has served as General Manager, KFC since February 2017. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Information and Marketing Support Officer for the Company from December 2014 providing oversight of a spectrum of functions including IT, Digital, Delivery Support Center, Marketing Shared Services and Engineering. He has been the key architect of Yum! Restaurants China’s digital strategy and information technology roadmap in China. Mr. Huang joined YUM in 2006 to lead the information technology department in China, and was appointed Chief Information Officer in 2013.Prior to joining YUM, Mr. Huang held various information technology and business leadership positions with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Group in Taiwan and the greater China region and Evergreen Group in Taiwan and the U.K.
General Manager, Pizza Hut Casual Dining
Peter Kao has serviced as the General Manager, Pizza Hut Casual Dining since March 2017. Prior to that, he served as Chief Executive Officer, Pizza Hut Casual Dining from August 2015. Mr. Kao previously served in the position of Senior Vice President & Brand General Manager of Pizza Hut for Yum! Restaurants China starting in 2013 and began leading both Pizza Hut Casual Dining and Pizza Hut Home Service as Brand General Manager in 2008. Mr. Kao has had several leadership positions at YUM, responsible for both Pizza Hut Casual Dining and Pizza Hut Home Service, since 2008. Before that, Mr. Kao served as Market Manager for the Eastern China Pizza Hut market since 1999. Prior to joining YUM in 1999, he held senior management roles in Club Development International, Sherwood Resort Guam, and Sherwood Hotel Taiwan.
Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer
Mark Chu is the Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Chu is a long term veteran of YUM and has held a number of leadership positions with Yum! Restaurants China, including President & Chief Development and Support Officer, President & Chief Operating Officer, Chief Development Officer, and Brand General Manager of KFC China. Mr. Chu joined YUM over two decades ago as Deputy General Manager of the Nanjing KFC market. Prior to joining YUM, Mr. Chu was the Area Supervisor of an international restaurant company in Taiwan.
Chief Legal Officer
Shella Ng is the Chief Legal Officer and will also serve as Corporate Secretary for the Company. Ms. Ng joined YUM in 1995 and was appointed to Chief Legal Officer of Yum! Restaurants China in 2005. Prior to joining YUM, she worked for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Clifford Chance.
Chief Support Officer
Danny Tan is the Chief Support Officer for the Company. He has served in this role for Yum! Restaurants China since 2014 and his responsibilities include overseeing food innovation, quality assurance, food safety, supply chain management, logistics and sourcing planning. Mr. Tan joined YUM in 1997 in the finance department of Yum! Restaurants China and began leading the logistics department in 2002. He subsequently led supply chain management as Senior Director before taking on his current role. Prior to joining YUM, he was a Senior Analyst with Walt Disney, Hong Kong and a Senior Auditor with Deloitte & Touche, Singapore.
Chief People Officer
Christabel Lo is the Chief People Officer of the Company. Ms. Lo joined YUM in 1997 as the Training and Development Director of Yum! Restaurants China and was appointed to lead all of Human Resources in China in 2000. Prior to joining YUM, Ms. Lo held a number of management positions in a variety of industries, including Managing Director of Dale Carnegie, Hong Kong, Head of International Personal Banking for Citibank, Hong Kong and Manager of Cheoy Lee Shipyards, Hong Kong.
Chief Growth Officer
Sunny Sun is the Chief Growth Officer of the Company. She has served in this position for Yum! Restaurants China since August 2016. Ms. Sun joined YUM in May 2015 and served as Vice President, Finance, Chief Strategist and Chief Financial Officer for Yum! Restaurants China. Prior to joining YUM, Ms. Sun was the Senior Managing Director of CVC Capital Partners from 2010 to 2014, and, before that, she was the Head of M&A Greater China for DaimlerChrysler from 2001 to 2010 and Senior Manager of Corporate Development with Danone Asia Pacific from 1998 to 2001.
Vice President and Brand General Manager, Little Sheep
Ted Lee is Vice President and Brand General Manager of Little Sheep. Prior to joining YUM, Mr. Lee served as a director and Vice President & General Manager of Crocs China (Trade) Limited from 2008 to 2014.
Brand General Manager, Pizza Hut Home Service
Jeff Kuai is the Brand General Manager, Pizza Hut Home Service for the Company. Mr. Kuai was appointed Director of Delivery Support Center of Yum! Restaurants China in 2012 where he was instrumental in building online ordering and e-commerce capabilities. Before that position, Mr. Kuai spent 9 years in the information technology department of Yum! Restaurants China enhancing information technology infrastructure and productivity.
Chief Development Officer
Angela Ai is the Chief Development Officer for the Company. Before her appointment to Chief Development Officer of Yum! Restaurants China in 2015, Ms. Ai was the Vice President, Development from 2008 to 2015, and served in management positions for KFC in Nanjing, Wuxi, Nanjing and Hangzhou from 1992 to 2008. Prior to joining YUM, she was the General Manager for China Merchant Group’s department store and the Section Chief for Bureau of Youth League.
Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
Alice Wang is the Senior Vice President, Public Affairs for the Company. She has held this position for Yum! Restaurants China since she joined YUM in March 2015. Prior to joining YUM, Ms. Wang spent 22 years with Heinz China where she last served as Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Greater China.
Vice President Finance, Head of Investor Relations
Christie Ju has served as the Vice President Finance, Head of Investor Relations of Yum China since October 2016. Previously, Ms. Ju served as Board of Director and Head of Greater China Equities at Jefferies Hong Kong, she was Managing Director, Head of Hong Kong China Research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and a Senior Equity Analyst at JPMorgan. During her tenure on the sell side, Ms. Ju was consistently ranked as #1 China Analyst by Institutional Investors’ and AsiaMoney Polls. Ms. Ju started her career as a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company. She is a CFA Charter Holder, holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and a M.S. from University of Rochester.
Vice President, Finance – Treasury
Katherine Wei is Vice President, Finance – Treasury for Yum China. Ms. Wei joined YUM in 2003 and has taken on progressive roles in finance and treasury. Prior to joining, she had over 10 years corporate finance & treasury experience with Siemens and other financial institutions. Ms. Wei graduated from Southern Cross University in Australia with an Executive MBA and East China Normal University with a bachelor degree in International Finance.