Joey Wat has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Yum China since March 2018 and as a member of our board of directors since July 2017. Ms. Wat served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Yum China from February 2017 to February 2018. She served as the Chief Executive Officer, KFC from October 2016 to February 2017, a position she held at the YUM China Division of YUM (“Yum! Restaurants China”) from August 2015 to October 2016. Ms. Wat joined Yum! Restaurants China in September 2014 as President of KFC China and was promoted to 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 Hutchison Group (“Watson”), an international health, beauty and lifestyle retailer, 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.
Andy Yeung has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Yum China since October 2019. Prior to joining Yum China, Mr. Yeung served as the Chief Financial Officer of Smart Finance International Limited, a financial technology company, from April 2017. Between January 2014 and March 2017, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Cheetah Mobile Inc., a NYSE-listed mobile internet company, where he led their successful IPO and built the finance, internal control and investor relations functions. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Yeung worked at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. as Director, Executive Director and then Managing Director, responsible for research coverage of China's internet and media sectors. From 1995 to 2009, he worked at various companies in the U.S. in equity research, management consulting and credit risk management. Mr. Yeung has been a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder since 2001.
Johnson Huang has served as General Manager, KFC since February 2017. He served as the Chief Information and Marketing Support Officer of the Company from October 2016 to February 2017, a position he held at Yum! Restaurants China from December 2014 to October 2016. Mr. Huang joined YUM in 2006 to lead the information technology department in China. He held various leadership positions in Yum! Restaurants China, including Chief Information and Marketing Support Officer from September 2014 to February 2017, Chief Information Officer from January 2013 to September 2014, Vice President of Information Technology from September 2008 to January 2013, and Senior Director of Information Technology from October 2006 to August 2008. Mr. Huang has been the key architect of Yum! Restaurants China’s digital strategy and information technology roadmap in China. 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.
Jeff Kuai has served as the General Manager, Pizza Hut since November 2017. Mr. Kuai previously served as the General Manager, Pizza Hut Home Service of the Company from March 2017 to October 2017 and as the Brand General Manager, Pizza Hut Home Service from October 2016 to March 2017, a position he held at Yum! Restaurants China from January 2015 to October 2016. From March 2012 to December 2014, Mr. Kuai was Director of Delivery Support Center of Yum! Restaurants China, where he was instrumental in building online ordering and e-commerce capabilities. Before that position, Mr. Kuai spent nine years in the information technology department of Yum! Restaurants China enhancing information technology infrastructure and productivity.
Danny Tan has served as the Chief Supply Chain Officer of Yum China since October 2016, a position he held at Yum! Restaurants China from January 2015 to October 2016. His responsibilities include overseeing quality assurance, food safety, engineering, procurement, logistics, sourcing planning and general management of Taco Bell. Mr. Tan joined YUM in November 1997 as Finance Manager. He was transferred to the logistics department in January 2004 and served as Director of Logistics Operations from January 2006 to December 2007. Mr. Tan subsequently led supply chain management from January 2008 to December 2014. Prior to joining YUM, Mr.Tan was a senior analyst with Walt Disney, Hong Kong and a senior auditor with Deloitte & Touche, Singapore.
Joseph Chan has served as the Chief Legal Officer of Yum China since June 2019. Prior to joining Yum China, Mr. Chan was a partner with the U.S. based international law firm of Sidley Austin in Shanghai for almost a decade, where he managed and executed large complex multi-jurisdictional legal matters with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions across a variety of industries. In addition, Mr. Chan spent over a decade with the U.S. based international law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in San Francisco and Shanghai, initially as an associate and then a partner. He established the Shanghai office for Pillsbury in 2006, including serving as its inaugural managing partner. Mr. Chan is admitted to the bar in California and Pennsylvania in the U.S. and British Columbia in Canada. For many consecutive years he was ranked and recommended by Chambers Asia, IFLR and Legal 500 as a leading lawyer in Asia.
Aiken Yuen has served as the Chief People Officer of Yum China since March 2018. Mr. Yuen served as Vice President, Human Resources of Yum China from October 2016 to February 2018, a position he held at Yum! Restaurants China from March 2012 to October 2016. Mr. Yuen joined YUM in 2008 as the Talent Management and Development Director of Yum! Restaurants China. Prior to joining YUM, Mr. Yuen served in senior HR management positions at American International Group (“AIG”) in Hong Kong from 1998 to 2008. His last position at AIG was Vice President, Human Resources of AIA, AIG’s life insurance business unit for South East Asia. He was responsible for overall human resources strategy formulation and execution for AIA’s Head Office in Hong Kong and its operations in six Asian countries. Before that, he was the Senior Manager of Training and Development with Standard Chartered Bank from 1996 to 1998 and Manager of Management Training with HSBC from 1994 to 1996.
Alice Wang has served as the Chief Public Affairs Officer of Yum China since March 2018. Ms. Wang previously served as the Senior Vice President, Public Affairs of Yum China from March 2017 to February 2018 and as Vice President, Public Affairs from October 2016 to March 2017, a position she held at Yum! Restaurants China since she joined YUM in March 2015. Prior to joining YUM, Ms. Wang spent 22 years with Heinz China, a food products company, where she served as Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Greater China from August 2011 to February 2015.
Xueling Lu has served as Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of Yum China since January 2018. Ms. Lu previously served as Senior Director, Finance of Yum China, a position she held since she joined the Company in November 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Lu was the Asia Pacific Controller of Lear Corporation from 2013 to 2016. Before joining Lear Corporation, Ms. Lu spent 10 years in public accounting with Ernst & Young, specializing in audits and initial public offerings of companies listed in the U.S., SEC reporting and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Ms. Lu is a certified public accountant in California and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.