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    Michel Doukeris

    Michel Doukeris

    Chief Executive Officer

    Michel Doukeris is AB InBev's CEO since 1 July 2021. Born in 1973, he is a Brazilian citizen and holds a Degree in Chemical Engineering from Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil and a Master's Degree in Marketing from Fundação Getulio Vargas, also 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. Mr. Doukeris joined AB InBev in 1996 and held a number of commercial operations roles in Latin America before moving to Asia where he led AB InBev's China and Asia Pacific operations for seven years. In 2016 he moved to the U.S. to assume the position of global Chief Sales Officer. In January 2018 he assumed leadership of Anheuser-Busch and the North American business.

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    Nelson Jamel

    Nelson Jamel

    Chief People Officer

    Nelson Jamel is AB InBev's Chief People Officer since 29 April 2020. Born in 1972, Nelson is a Brazilian citizen and holds a bachelor's and master's degree in industrial engineering from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. His more than 20-year journey with AB InBev has taken him from leading finance roles in Brazil to the Dominican Republic, through Western Europe and North America. He most recently served as the Vice President of Finance and Technology for the North America Zone.

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    Fernando Tennenbaum

    Fernando Tennenbaum

    Chief Financial Officer

    Fernando Tennenbaum is AB InBev's Chief Financial Officer since 29 April 2020. Born in 1977, Fernando is a dual citizen of Brazil and Germany and holds a degree in industrial engineering from Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo and a corporate MBA from Ambev. He joined the company in 2004, and has held various roles in the finance function (including Treasury, Investor Relations and M&A). He most recently served as the Vice President of Finance (South America Zone) and Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer of Ambev S.A.

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    Ezgi Barcenas

    Ezgi Barcenas

    Chief Sustainability Officer

    Ezgi Barcenas is AB InBev's Chief Sustainability Officer since August 2021. Born in 1984, Barcenas is a dual citizen of Cyprus and the US and holds a bachelor's degree in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, a master's degree in Environmental Health from Harvard School of Public Health and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Since joining the company in 2013 through the Global MBA Program, Ezgi has held key roles within the Corporate Affairs and Procurement functions. She most recently served as the Global Vice President of Sustainability. Prior to joining AB InBev, she worked in international trade, public health and international development.

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    John Blood

    John Blood

    Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer & Corporate Secretary

    John Blood is AB InBev's Chief Legal & Corporate Affairs Officer and Company Secretary. Born in 1967, Mr. Blood is a U.S. citizen and holds a bachelor's degree from Amherst College and a JD degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Mr. Blood joined AB InBev in 2009 as Vice President Legal, Commercial and M&A. Most recently Mr. Blood was AB InBev's General Counsel. Prior to the latter role, he was Zone Vice President 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 the company, Mr. Blood worked on the legal team in Diageo's North American business and was in private practice at a law firm in New York City before that.

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    Donna Lorenson

    Donna Lorenson

    Chief Communications Officer

    Donna Lorenson is AB InBev’s Chief Communications Officer. Appointed in November 2023, Donna has more than 23 years of deep expertise leading global teams in consumer packaged goods and highly regulated industries. Most recently, Donna served as Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Kenvue, the world’s largest pure-play consumer health company. Previously, Donna led Global Communications & Public Affairs for the Consumer Health business at Johnson & Johnson. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Donna held leadership positions at Alcon as Head of US Communications, and at Edelman in their Washington, D.C., and New York offices. Before entering the field of public relations, Donna served in the U.S. Army as a Military Police Officer and was stationed in Ansbach, Germany. Donna holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho.

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    Ricardo Tadeu

    Ricardo Tadeu

    Chief Growth Officer

    Ricardo Tadeu is AB InBev’s Chief Growth Officer. Appointed to this role in April 2022, Tadeu is responsible for driving growth by aligning key commercial functions including sales, marketing, B2B, direct to consumer and ZX ventures. A key architect of the company’s digital transformation, Tadeu was Chief B2B Officer prior to his current role, having spearheaded the creation of BEES, a vibrant ecosystem with more than 2 billion consumers and 6 million customers, generating over 10 million weekly transactions. Born in 1976, he is a Brazilian citizen, and received a law degree from the Universidade Cândido Mendes in Brazil and a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 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 the operations in Hispanic Latin America in 2005, and served as Business Unit President, Brazil from 2008 to 2012. He served as Zone President, Mexico from 2013 until his appointment as Zone President Africa upon completion of the combination of SAB in 2016. Tadeu most recently served as Chief Sales Officer.

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    Marcel Marcondes

    Marcel Marcondes

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Marcel Marcondes is AB InBev’s Chief Marketing Officer. Appointed in April 2022, Marcondes has been with the company since 2005, most recently as Global President, Beyond Beer Co. Born in 1975, he is a Brazilian citizen and holds master’s degree in business administration from the Business School São Paulo. From 2017 to 2021, Marcondes was the Chief Marketing Officer at Anheuser-Busch, where he led the marketing strategy for a broad portfolio of some of the world’s largest beer brands. Marcondes sits on the Board of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and is a member of the Cannes Lions CMO Growth Council. Before joining AB InBev, Marcondes spent seven years in brand management at Unilever.

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    Ricardo Moreira

    Ricardo Moreira

    Chief Supply Officer

    Ricardo Moreira is AB InBev's Chief Supply Officer. Appointed in January 2024, Ricardo was most recently CEO Africa Zone since January 2019. Born in 1971, he is a Portuguese citizen and received a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rio de Janeiro Federal University in Brazil. He also holds an Executive MBA from Ambev University, and has participated in various management specialization programs in the U.S.

    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 AB InBev's Sales, Marketing and Distribution organizations and lead the commercial integration of Grupo Modelo. Prior to this role, Ricardo held the role of Zone President Latin America COPEC until 31 December 2018.

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    David Almeida

    David Almeida

    Chief Strategy and Technology Officer

    David Almeida is AB InBev's Chief Strategy and Technology Officer since 29 April 2020. Born in 1976, Mr. Almeida is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Brazil and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Most recently, he served as Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer and before that as Chief Integration Officer and Chief Sales Officer ad interim having previously held the positions of Vice President, U.S. Sales and 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 subsequent integration activities in the U.S. Before joining the group in 1998, he worked at Salomon Brothers in New York as a financial analyst in the Investment Banking division.

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    Katherine Barrett

    Katherine Barrett

    General Counsel

    Katherine Barrett is AB InBev's General Counsel. Born in 1970, Ms. Barrett is a U.S. citizen and holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Saint Louis University and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Arizona.  Ms. Barrett joined Anheuser-Busch in 2000 as a litigation attorney in the Legal Department.  She most recently served as Vice President, U.S. General Counsel & Labor Relations, where she was responsible for overseeing all legal issues in the U.S. including commercial, litigation and regulatory matters and labor relations. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Barrett worked in private practice at law firms in Nevada and Missouri.

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    Nick Caton

    Nick Caton

    Chief BEES Officer

    Nick Caton is AB InBev’s Chief BEES Officer. Appointed in April 2022, Caton has been with AB InBev for over 10 years, most recently as Chief Financial Officer for Anheuser-Busch. Born in 1982, he is a U.S. citizen and received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Stanford University and a law degree from Yale Law School. During his time at the company, Caton has held roles in finance, technology and sales in the North America Zone, Asia-Pacific Zone, BEES, and GHQ. Prior to Anheuser-Busch, Caton was with McKinsey and with Skadden Arps LLP.

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    Lucas Herscovici

    Lucas Herscovici

    Chief Direct-to-Consumer Officer

    Lucas Herscovici is AB InBev's Chief Direct-to-Consumer Officer. Appointed in April 2022, Herscovici has been with AB InBev since 2002, most recently as Chief Sales Officer. Born in 1977, he is an Argentinean citizen and received a Degree in Industrial Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires. Lucas joined the group in 2002 as a Global Management Trainee in Latin America South Zone and has built his career in Marketing and Sales. After working in Argentina in several commercial roles, he became head of innovation for global brands and later Global Marketing Director of Stella Artois in 2008. In 2011 he was responsible for opening the “Beer Garage”, AB InBev's Global digital innovation office, based out of Palo Alto, California. In 2012, he joined the North America Zone to become VP Digital Marketing and in 2014 he was appointed VP Consumer Connections for USA. In 2017, he was appointed Global Marketing VP of Insights, Innovation and Consumer Connections and held such role until 31 December 2018 when he became Chief Non-Alcohol Officer until August 2020.

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    Cassiano De Stefano

    Cassiano De Stefano

    CEO Africa Zone

    Cassiano De Stefano is AB InBev’s CEO Africa Zone. Appointed in January 2024, Cassiano has been with AB InBev for over 24 years, most recently serving as President of Grupo Modelo in México.

    During his time at the company, Cassiano has held various management roles in Sales and Logistics, in Brazil and Russia. Prior to his movement to Mexico, he was Logistics Vice President and Vice President of High End Co for AmBev.

    Born a Brazilian citizen in 1974, Cassiano holds a degree in civil engineering from Unicamp and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Sao Paulo. He also has postgraduate certifications in business, sales, marketing, logistics, and administration from The Wharton School, INSEAD, the Kellogg School of Management, and Stanford University.

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    jan Craps

    Jan Craps

    CEO Asia Pacific Zone

    Jan Craps is AB InBev's CEO Asia Pacific Zone since 1 January 2019 and CEO and Co-Chair of Budweiser Brewing Company APAC since 8 May 2019. Born in 1977, Mr. Craps is a Belgian citizen and obtained a Degree in Business Engineering from KU Brussels and a Master's Degree in Business Engineering from KU Leuven, Belgium. Mr. Craps was an associate consultant with McKinsey & Company before joining Interbrew in 2002. He acquired a range of international experiences in a number of senior marketing, sales and logistics executive positions in France and Belgium. In 2011, he relocated to Canada where he was appointed Head of Sales for Canada followed by his appointment as President and CEO of Labatt Breweries of Canada in 2014. Until 31 December 2018, he held the position of Zone President Asia Pacific South.

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    Jason Warner

    Jason Warner

    CEO Europe Zone

    Jason Warner is AB InBev's CEO Europe Zone since 1 January 2019. Born in 1973, he is a dual British and U.S. citizen and received a BSc Eng Hons Industrial Business Studies degree from DeMontfort University in the United Kingdom. Prior to his current role, he was Business Unit President for North Europe between 2015 and 2018. He joined AB InBev in July 2009 as Global VP Budweiser, based in New York, before moving into a dual role of Global VP Budweiser and Marketing VP. He has also held Global VP roles for Corona as well as Innovation and Renovation. Prior to joining AB InBev, he held various positions at The Coca-Cola Company and Nestlé.

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    Carlos Lisboa

    Carlos Lisboa

    CEO Middle America Zone

    Carlos Lisboa is AB InBev's CEO Middle America Zone since 1 January 2019. Born in 1969, Mr. Lisboa 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. Mr. Lisboa 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 AB InBev's Latin American North Zone. Mr. Lisboa then led the International Business Unit in AB InBev's Latin America South Zone for two years prior to becoming Business Unit President for Canada. In 2015, he was appointed Marketing Vice President for AB InBev's Global Brands. Most recently, Mr. Lisboa held the role of Zone President Latin America South until 31 December 2018.

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    Brendan Whitworth

    Brendan Whitworth

    CEO North America Zone

    Brendan Whitworth is AB InBev's CEO North America Zone since 1 July 2021, leading Anheuser-Busch's growth and long-term commercial strategy. Drawing on his deep experience in the CPG industry and his eight years in the Marine Corps and Central Intelligence Agency, Whitworth has a unique perspective on the U.S. business and the U.S. consumer. In his previous role as US Chief Sales Officer, his strategic leadership, strong customer relationships, and expert use of innovative sales technologies and consumer insights resulted in improved financial results and strong commercial momentum for the company. Since joining the company in 2013, Brendan has held key positions across our sales organization including leading trade marketing, category and sales technology efforts in the US. Brendan holds a dual bachelor's degree in economics and classics from Bucknell University and an MBA from Harvard University.

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    Jean Jereissati

    Jean Jereissati

    CEO South America Zone

    Jean Jereissati Neto is AB InBev's CEO South America Zone. Born in 1974, he is a Brazilian citizen and received a Degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and an Executive Education at Insead and Wharton. Mr. Jereissati joined Ambev in 1998 and held various positions in Sales and Trade Marketing prior to becoming CEO of Cerveceria Nacional Dominicana, in 2013, making a successful integration with CND. In 2015, he joined Asia and Pacific North Zone to become Business Unit President for China and in 2017 he was appointed Zone President of the Zone, leading one of the most complex and fast-growing business. Most recently, Mr Jereissati held the role of Business Unit President for Brazil.

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