The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for most general counsel. But few will have had their abilities tested to the same extent as Joseph Chan, chief legal officer at Yum China, which operates KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell in China.

From navigating thousands of restaurants through strict government lockdowns in China to overseeing a groundbreaking secondary listing in Hong Kong, Chan relied heavily on his experience in both U.S. and Chinese law to help steer his company through this unprecedented period.