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Breaking down barriers

Breaking down barriers

Neither Henry McGovern nor his colleagues would have guessed he’d be running the largest European franchise group in the Yum! Brands Inc. portfolio at age 41, but that’s the way it’s turned out for a man who had neither foodservice experience nor aspirations at age 24.

At the behest of Don Kendall, former chairman and chief executive of Pepsico, McGovern left the United States for Poland in 1993 to start a real estate development company. But when he was offered the opportunity to

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