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Mr Yum CEO Kim Teo named one of the 50 most influential restaurant industry leaders

United States, January 2022

Mr Yum CEO Kim Teo has been named as one of the 50 most influential restaurant leaders in leading US hospitality publication Nation’s Restaurant News 2022 Power List.

The Nation’s Restaurant News editorial team identified the exclusive group comprising “the most innovative and inspiring people in the restaurant industry right now”.

The ninth annual Power List is the definitive list of those who are evolving the restaurant industry through new ideas and game-changing approaches, showcasing leaders from all facets of the foodservice industry with big ideas - and the drive and determination to act on them.

According to NRN editor in chief Sam Oches, the 2022 Power List looks beyond traditional representations of power — a corner office, thousands of employees or billions of dollars in sales — to recognise influence and the ability to rethink the restaurant paradigm.

“The people on this year’s Power List are turning old models on their head and are driven by big ideas that signal where the industry is headed,” he says.

Oches says technology is quickly transforming what’s possible in the restaurant industry.

“A new generation of leaders understands exactly how this new technology can improve not only the restaurant operation, but also the guest experience,” he says.

“Kim Teo is one such leader, and her big idea to leverage data to enhance each individual’s dining experience has positioned Mr Yum as a tech platform with the power to transform the industry.”

Mr Yum CEO Kim Teo says it’s a huge honour to be included among some of the industry’s most creative, innovative and dynamic leaders.

“The NRM team has compiled an impressive list of inspiring pioneers who are executing big ideas and shaping the future of restaurants across the US and the world, today,” she says.“It’s pretty amazing for Mr Yum to be included in such a list. And the best bit? We’re just getting started!”