Our leadership team set the course for our company and inspire our employees across the country to take on new challenges and lead the future growth of our industry every day.
As US CEO, Brendan leads 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, Brendan has a unique perspective on our business and our consumers. 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 A-B in 2013, Brendan has held key positions across our sales organization including leading trade marketing, category and sales technology efforts in the US.
US Chief Financial Officer
Nick is responsible for finance, technology, and shared services. He has been with A-B InBev for nearly 10 years. During his time at the company, Nick has held roles in finance, technology and sales in North America, Asia-Pacific and in our Global Headquarters in New York. Prior to Anheuser-Busch, Nick was with McKinsey and with Skadden Arps LLP. Nick holds a bachelors degree in mathematics from Stanford and a law degree from Yale.
US Chief Strategy Officer
Benoit is dedicated to inspire and enable uncommon growth, in people, organizations, and communities, through higher purpose and deep human insights. Passionate about consumers and future-forward, Benoit brings together conceptual thinking and analytical discipline to strategy, to unlock consumer-centric growth. He has worked as a strategic advisor to A-B InBev over the past decade, working on various growth initiatives across the globe, more recently in South Korea and North America. Equipped with a rich and diverse experience across a wide set of industries, Benoit comes with deep understanding of the super-premium consumer market, and the wine and spirits category, having worked at Moet Hennessy (LVMH) and Diageo, in the USA. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Vice President and General Counsel
Seth is a St. Louis native and Vice President and General Counsel for North America. He is passionate about driving results through thoughtful legal counsel and creative problem solving and protecting our reputation as the leader of the beer industry. Seth joined the company in 2012, and most recently led the Litigation and Liability section, overseeing litigation, intellectual property, environmental, and workers’ compensation matters. He has overseen several high-profile matters with an eye to protecting and upholding Anheuser-Busch's reputation. Seth holds degrees from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and St. Louis University School of Law.
US Chief People Officer
Lindsay has had a multitude of roles with A-B InBev since beginning her career with Labatt in 2007, including leading People teams in Canada, Australia, Southeast Asia and India. While working in APAC South, she managed the complex people integration for the merger with SAB Miller. In her most recent position, at ABI’s Global Headquarters in New York, Lindsay was at the forefront of the company’s Inclusion and Diversity agenda, introducing coaching initiatives such as Better Up and our Women’s Leadership Program. Lindsay graduated with honors from the University of Western Ontario and has a post graduate degree in Human Resources.
US Chief Marketing Officer
Marcel leads marketing strategy for some of the world’s largest and fastest growing brands. He’s responsible for a transformation within our marketing organization where people are at the center of everything we do. Marcel is widely recognized within the industry, recently being named to Forbes “World’s Most Influential CMOs” list. A noted advocate for leading change, Marcel is a member of Adweek’s Diversity & Inclusion Council and leads Anheuser-Busch’s partnerships with AIMM’s #SeeHer and #SeeAll initiatives to promote inclusive advertising. With over a decade of experience at ABI, Marcel has spent his career connecting its beers to people and culture to drive growth. Prior to his U.S. leadership role, he was our Global VP, Marketing Brands and Growth Development Platforms where he managed international expansion.
Business Unit President, Brewers Collective
Marcelo Michaelis, known to most as Mika, is the president of the Brewers Collective, our dedicated workforce that supports our amazing craft partners. He leads the charge to grow our craft breweries while staying true to the cultures that made them so successful in the first place. Mika's appreciation for great beer and amazing sales and marketing experiences led him to A-B InBev almost two decades ago in Brazil. He has spent the last few years in the US as a regional vice president and today, he’s focused on finding new ways to elevate beer and to advance the category as a whole.
US Chief Sustainability and Procurement Officer
Passionate about creating a better world and enabling growth in our people and our business, John is responsible for leading great teams to deliver a more sustainable future and a resilient, dynamic and efficient supply chain. Joining A-B InBev in 2012, he has held various positions in Global and in Africa across agricultural development, procurement, technology and business operations. John led the design and launch of our SmartBarley program, a global platform supporting farmers across the world, and most recently was responsible for leading the business operations and digital transformation agenda in Africa. John holds a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from NC State University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
US Chief Logistics Officer
Over the past 20 years, Elito has delivered consistent results and developed great teams for our operations around the globe. He joined the North American team in 2018, bringing valuable experience to drive success and innovation in our supply chain. Previously Global Vice President Operations and Logistics, he has supported our Global Brands expansion and achieved major improvements in service level, safety, quality and sustainability KPIs. Elito holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, two executive MBAs, and has also completed Supply Chain Programs from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University.
VP, Business and Wholesaler Development
As a 40-year veteran of Anheuser-Busch, Bob has incredible insight into the US market, and there is not a more dedicated or respected “Bud Man” than him. Starting as a delivery route driver early in his career, Bob has climbed through the ranks and is now responsible for managing our relationships with our independent wholesalers nationwide. He has been integral in developing our Win Together platform with our wholesalers and as VP, Business and Wholesaler Development, he will continue to focus on strengthening our partnership with our wholesaler network. Bob holds a Bachelor of Science from Providence College in Rhode Island.
US Chief Supply Officer
Dave’s passion is making great beer. With over two decades spent at Anheuser-Busch, he’s put that passion to work at many of our breweries across the country, and most recently in leading our aluminum can, lid and glass bottle production. Now the head of Supply, Dave is tasked with overseeing our North American breweries and other facilities. Dave has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri and an MBA from the College of William & Mary.
US Chief External Affairs Officer
César joined Anheuser-Busch in 2017 and is responsible for overseeing the company’s external affairs agenda. Drawing on a global perspective gained over more than 20 years, César leads a dynamic team of in-house lawyers and public affairs professionals that protect and advance Anheuser-Busch’s reputation and enable company growth. Over the course of his career, César has successfully managed industry-leading communications and government relations initiatives, election campaigns, and outreach programs in all 50 U.S. states and in more than 100 countries. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications.
Business Unit President, Beyond Beer
Fabricio has been at the forefront of global business and planning strategy for over 17 years with A-B InBev. He has served in positions across the globe bringing the concepts of unstoppable trends and long-term thinking projects to the strategic agenda and leading growth in Latin America, Asia, and North America. Fabricio holds a Degree in Civil Engineering from Mackenzie University of Sao Paulo. He has also completed post-graduate programs in Marketing and Marketing Strategy from the Kellogg School of Management.
Business Unit President, Canada
Over the past 18 years, Kyle has leveraged his broad experience with Labatt Breweries of Canada and A-B InBev, particularly in sales and marketing, to continuously deliver successful results, innovative strategies and disruptive ideas. As VP, Global Brands and earlier, as VP Marketing at Labatt, he has driven growth in Budweiser, as well as Corona, Stella Artois and regional and high-end Canadian products. He has led his teams through campaigns that earned a number of major awards, including CASSIES, Canada's premier advertising awards, and a Gold Lion award at Cannes. Kyle holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing from the University of British Columbia.