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Top 100: Jinlong Wang, PizzaExpress

19 April 2018 by
Top 100: Jinlong Wang, PizzaExpress

Overall ranking: 47 (new entry)

Restaurateur ranking: 13 (new entry)

Snapshot

Jinlong Wang is chairman and chief executive of PizzaExpress, the casual-dining giant that operates nearly 500 UK sites and 100 more in international markets. Wang is an executive of Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital, which acquired PizzaExpress in July 2014. He graduated from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing in 1982, and secured a law degree from Columbia University School of Law in 1988. He started his career as a government official in the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade in China. PizzaExpress's £873m sale was overseen by then chief executive Richard Hodgson.

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