Chief Executive Officer
Carlos Brito is our Chief Executive Officer. He is a Brazilian citizen and received a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and an MBA from Stanford University. He held positions at Shell Oil and Daimler Benz prior to joining Ambev in 1989. At Ambev he had roles in Finance, Operations, and Sales, before being appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2004. He was appointed Zone President North America at InBev in January 2005 and Chief Executive Officer in December 2005. He is also a member of the Board of Directors at Ambev.
Chief Integration Officer
David Almeida is our Chief Integration Officer. David is a dual citizen of the US and Brazil and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Most recently, he served as Vice President US Sales, a role he took on in 2011, having previously held the position of Vice President Finance for the North American organization. Prior to that, he served as InBev’s head of mergers and acquisitions, where he led the combination with Anheuser-Busch in 2008 and the subsequent US integration activities. Before joining InBev in 1998, he worked at Salomon Brothers in New York as a financial analyst in the Investment Banking division. He was appointed as Chief Integration Officer in March 2016.
General Counsel & Company Secretary
John Blood is our General Counsel and Company Secretary. John is a US citizen and holds a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and a JD degree from the University of Michigan Law School. John joined us in 2009 as VP Legal, Commercial and M&A where he focused on global Mergers & Acquisitions, Compliance and Corporate law. Most recently John was Zone VP Legal & Corporate Affairs in North America where he has led the legal and corporate affairs agenda for the United States and Canada. Prior to joining our company, John led the corporate and litigation teams in Diageo's North American business where he had been primary counsel to its US hard liquor, wine and beer divisions over his tenure.
Zone President Asia Pacific South
Jan Craps is our Zone President Asia Pacific South. Jan is a Belgian citizen and received a Degree in Business Engineering from KU Brussels and a Master’s Degree in Business Engineering from KU Leuven, both in Belgium. Jan joined InBev in 2002 following two years as an associate consultant with McKinsey & Company and subsequently acquired a range of international experience in a number of senior marketing and sales executive positions in France and Belgium. In 2011, he relocated to Canada to lead the Quebec Sales Region and was then appointed Head of Sales for Canada followed by his appointment as Business Unit President in 2014.
Chief Sales Officer
Michel Doukeris is our Chief Sales Officer. Michel is a Brazilian citizen and holds a Degree in Chemical Engineering from Federal University of Santa Catarina and a Master’s Degree in Marketing from Fundação Getulio Vargas, both in Brazil. He has also completed post-graduate programs in Marketing and Marketing Strategy from the Kellogg School of Management and Wharton Business School in the United States. Michel joined our company in 1996 and held sales positions of increasing responsibility before becoming Vice President Soft Drinks for our Latin America North Zone in 2008. He was appointed President AB InBev China in January 2010 and Zone President Asia Pacific in January 2013.
Chief Financial & Technology Officer
Felipe Dutra is our Chief Financial & Technology Officer. Felipe is a Brazilian citizen and holds a Degree in Economics from Candido Mendes and an MBA in Controlling from Universidade de São Paulo. He joined Ambev in 1990 from Aracruz Celulose, a major Brazilian manufacturer of pulp and paper. At Ambev he held various positions in Treasury and Finance before being appointed General Manager of one of our beverage subsidiaries. Felipe was appointed Ambev’s Chief Financial Officer in 1999 and he became our Chief Financial Officer in January 2005. In 2014, Felipe became our Chief Financial & Technology Officer. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Ambev and Advisory Board of Grupo Modelo.
Chief Disruptive Growth Officer
Pedro Earp is our Chief Disruptive Growth Officer. Pedro is a Brazilian citizen and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Economics from the London School of Economics. Pedro joined us in 2000 as a Global Management Trainee in our Latin America North Zone. In 2002, he became responsible for the Zone’s M&A team and in 2005, he moved to Leuven, Belgium to become Global Director, M&A. Later, he was appointed Vice President Strategic Planning in Canada in 2006, Global Vice President Insights and Innovation in 2007, Global Vice President M&A in 2009 and Vice President Marketing for the Latin America North Zone in 2013. He was appointed Chief Disruptive Growth Officer in February 2015.
Claudio Braz Ferro
Chief Supply Integration Officer
Claudio Braz Ferro is our Chief Supply Integration Officer. Claudio is a Brazilian citizen and holds a Degree in Industrial Chemistry from the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, RS, and has studied Brewing Science at the Catholic University of Leuven. Claudio joined Ambev in 1977, where he held several key positions, including brewery manager of the Skol brewery, Industrial Director of Brahma operations in Brazil and later VP Operations at Ambev in Latin America. Claudio also played a key role in structuring the supply organization when Brahma and Antarctica combined to form Ambev in 2000. He was appointed our Chief Supply Officer in January 2007 and then our Chief Supply Integration Officer in March 2016.
Chief People Officer
Claudio Garcia is our Chief People Officer. Claudio is a Brazilian citizen and holds a Degree in Economics from the Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro. Claudio joined Ambev as a Management Trainee in 1991 and thereafter held various positions in Finance and Operations before being appointed Technology and Shared Services Director in 2002. He was appointed as our Chief Information and Services Officer in January 2005 and Chief People and Technology Officer in September 2006. To ensure a greater focus on building the best people pipeline globally, Claudio was appointed Chief People Officer in 2014 focusing on our company’s People organization globally. This includes the Global Management Trainee Program, Global MBA recruitment, Executive education and training and engagement initiatives.
Zone President Asia Pacific North
Jean Jereissati is our Zone President for Asia Pacific North. Jean is a Brazilian citizen and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Brazil. Jean joined Ambev in 1998 in the commercial area. Prior to his current appointment in 2013, he served as Business Unit President Hispanic Latin America during which time he led the integration of Cerveceria Nacional Dominicana. Jean also integrated Corona and Modelo Especial into our portfolio in Guatemala.
Chief Strategy & External Affairs Officer
David Kamenetzky is our Chief Strategy and External Affairs Officer. David is a Swiss citizen and graduated from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, with a lic. oec. (diploma) in finance, accounting and controlling, and from Georgetown University, Washington DC, with a master of science in foreign service. Until September 2016, David served on the management team of Mars, Incorporated, one of the largest privately held companies and among the top food manufacturers, with responsibilities for corporate strategy, corporate affairs and enterprise wide strategic initiatives. He left Mars after a ten-year tenure and successfully set up his own growth capital fund for disruptive food and beverage companies. Prior to joining Mars, David worked for Goldman Sachs & Co. in London and Frankfurt. Before going into the private sector, David worked for many years in the not-for-profit world.
Chief Supply Officer
Peter Kraemer is our Chief Supply Officer. Peter is a US citizen, a fifth-generation Brewmaster and a native of St. Louis. Peter holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from St. Louis University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University. He joined Anheuser-Busch 27 years ago and has held various brewing positions over the years including Group Director of Brewing and Resident Brewmaster of the St. Louis brewery. In 2008, Peter became Vice President Supply for AB InBev‘s North America Zone, leading all brewery operations, quality assurance, raw materials and product innovation responsibilities. He was appointed Chief Supply Officer in March 2016.
Zone President Middle Americas
Mauricio Leyva is Zone President Middle Americas. Mauricio is a Colombian citizen and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia and an International Management Diploma from ICN Postgraduate Business School, University de Nancy in France. Mauricio joined SABMiller Colombia in January 2005 as Commercial Vice President. His background includes senior roles in Sales and Marketing. In 2009, he was appointed President of SABMiller Honduras and later moved to Peru as the President and CEO. In 2013 he was named Chairman and Managing Director for South Africa.
Carlos Eduardo Lisboa
Zone President Latin America South
Carlos Eduardo Lisboa is our Zone President Latin America South. Carlos is a Brazilian citizen and received a Degree in Business Administration from the Catholic University of Pernambuco and a Marketing specialization from FESP, both in Brazil. Carlos joined Ambev in 1993 and has built his career in Marketing and Sales. He was responsible for building the Skol brand in Brazil in 2001 and after that became Marketing Vice President for our Latin America North Zone. Carlos then led the International Business Unit in our Latin America South Zone for two years prior to becoming Business Unit President for Canada. In 2015, he was appointed Marketing Vice President for our Global Brands.
Zone President Europe
Stuart MacFarlane is our Zone President Europe. Stuart is a citizen of the UK and received a Degree in Business Studies from Sheffield University in the UK. He is also a qualified Chartered Management Accountant. He joined our company in 1992 and since then held senior roles in Finance, Marketing, Sales, and was Managing Director for our company’s business in Ireland. Stuart was appointed President of AB InBev UK & Ireland in January 2008, and in January 2012, became our Zone President Central & Eastern Europe. In January 2014 he was appointed as Zone President Europe to lead our combined European Zone.
Chief Procurement and Sustainability Officer
Tony Milikin is our Chief Procurement and Sustainability Officer. Tony is a US citizen and holds an undergraduate Finance Degree from the University of Florida and an MBA in Marketing from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Tony joined our company in May 2009 from MeadWestvaco, where he was Vice President Supply Chain and Chief Purchasing Officer, based in Richmond, Virginia, since 2004. Prior to joining MeadWestvaco, he held various purchasing and supply chain positions with increasing responsibilities at Monsanto and Alcon Laboratories.
Zone President Latin America COPEC
Ricardo Moreira is our Zone President Latin America COPEC. Ricardo is a Portuguese citizen and received a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rio de Janeiro Federal University in Brazil and a specialization in Management from Chicago University in the US Ricardo joined Ambev in 1995 and held various positions in the Sales and Finance organizations prior to becoming Regional Sales Director in 2001. He subsequently held positions as Vice President Logistics & Procurement for Latin America North, Business Unit President for Hispanic Latin America (HILA) and Vice President Soft Drinks Latin America North. In 2013, Ricardo moved to Mexico to head the Sales, Marketing and Distribution organizations and lead the commercial integration of Grupo Modelo.
João Castro Neves
Zone President North America
João Castro Neves is our Zone President North America and Chief Executive Officer of Anheuser-Busch. João is a Brazilian citizen and holds a Degree in Engineering from Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro and an MBA from the University of Illinois. He joined Ambev in 1996 and has held positions in various departments such as Mergers and Acquisitions, Treasury, Investor Relations, Business Development, Technology and Shared Services. He was Ambev’s Chief Financial Officer and Investor Relations Officer and was appointed Zone President Latin America South in January 2007 before being appointed Zone President Latin America North and Ambev’s Chief Executive Officer in January 2009. He was appointed Zone President North America in 2015.
Bernardo Pinto Paiva
Zone President Latin America North
Bernardo Pinto Paiva is our Zone President Latin America North and Ambev’s Chief Executive Officer. Bernardo is a Brazilian citizen and holds a Degree in Engineering from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and an Executive MBA from Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro. Bernardo joined Ambev in 1991 as a Management Trainee and during his career at our company has held leadership positions in Sales, Supply, Distribution and Finance. He was appointed Zone President North America in January 2008 and Zone President Latin America South in January 2009 before becoming Chief Sales Officer in January 2012. He was appointed Zone President Latin America North in 2015.
Chief Marketing Officer
Miguel Patricio is our Chief Marketing Officer. Miguel is a Portuguese citizen and holds a Degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas in São Paulo. Prior to joining Ambev in 1998, Miguel held several senior positions across the Americas at Phillip Morris, the Coca-Cola Company and Johnson & Johnson. At Ambev, he was Vice President Marketing, before being appointed Vice President Marketing for our North America Zone based in Toronto in January 2005. In January 2006 he was promoted to Zone President North America, and in January 2008, he moved to Shanghai to take on the role of Zone President Asia Pacific. He became our Chief Marketing Officer in July 2012.
Zone President Africa
Ricardo Tadeu is our Zone President Africa. Ricardo is a Brazilian citizen. Ricardo received a Law Degree from the Universidade Candido Mendes in Brazil and a Master of Law from Harvard Law School. He is also Six Sigma Black Belt certified. He joined Ambev in 1995 and has held various roles across the commercial area. He was appointed Business Unit President for our operations in Hispanic Latin America in 2005, and from 2008 to 2012, served as Business Unit President Brazil. He was appointed Zone President Mexico in 2013.