Yum China CEO & HKU Alumna Ms. Joey Wat: How to turn Challenges into Opportunities

The Edward K Y Chen Distinguished Lecture 2023, titled “China: in the eyes of an HKU Graduate & Fortune 500 CEO” presented by HKU Business School was successfully held today. Our distinguished alumna Ms. Joey Wat, CEO of Yum China Holdings, Inc., shared her insights into how the largest restaurant company in China, navigated the pandemic and continued to grow, from pivoting quickly to expanding its portfolio.

The lecture attracted hundreds of participants. Audiences actively participated in the Q&A session before Professor Edward K Y Chen, Honorary Professor of HKU Business School concluded the lecture.

Enclosed please find photographs of today’s lecture:

Photo 1: Ms. Joey Wat, CEO of Yum China Holdings, Inc., was invited as the keynote speaker of the Edward K Y Chen Distinguished Lecture 2023.

Photo 2: Professor Hongbin Cai, Dean of HKU Business School, delivered the welcoming remarks.

Photo 3: Professor Frederick Ma, Honorary Professor of HKU Business School, introduced the keynote speaker.

Photo 4: (2nd to 5th from left) Mr. Ben So, Ms. Joey Wat, Ms. Isabella Wan and Mr. Sada Lam exchanged their views. The discussion was moderated by Professor Christine Chan, Associate Dean (Outreach and Global Engagement) of HKU Business School (1st from left).

Photo 5: Professor Edward K Y Chen, Honorary Professor of HKU Business School, delivered his closing remarks.

The Edward KY Chen Distinguished Lecture 2023 presented by HKU Business School was successfully held today and attracted hundreds of participants.

Hi-res photos are available here.

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