Ken Wakabayashi

7‑Eleven International, Co-CEO at 7-Eleven

Ken Wakabayashi is Co-Chief Executive Officer for 7‑Eleven International LLC which owns the 7‑Eleven trademark globally. He is responsible for all 7‑Eleven operations outside North America and Japan, to include overseeing the trademark.

Ken is currently a Board Director of 7‑Eleven International LLC, 7‑Eleven, Inc. and the National Association of Convenience Stores International (NACS International).

Previously, Ken was Senior Vice President, Head of International for 7‑Eleven, Inc. where he led its global portfolio of more than 43,000 licensed, company owned, franchised, and joint-venture stores operating in 15 countries.

Ken began his career with Seven-Eleven Japan in 1994 where he held positions in Operations and Corporate Planning before transitioning to Ito-Yokado Co., Ltd. in Overseas Finance in 2002.

In 2004, Ken moved from Tokyo to Dallas and joined 7Eleven, Inc. as Director, Operations Support and was promoted to Vice President, Operations Support in 2006.

After serving in a variety of leadership roles at 7Eleven, Inc., Ken went to Japan in 2014 for a one-year assignment at Seven-Eleven Japan and returned to 7Eleven, Inc. in 2015 as the Senior Vice President of Planning.

Ken has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Montevallo where he graduated Cum Laude in 1994.


  • 7‑Eleven International, Co-CEO

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