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.
U.S. Chief Financial Officer
Nick is responsible for finance, technology, and shared services. He has been with AB 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.
U.S. Chief Marketing 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 AB 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.
U.S. Chief People Officer
Lindsay has had a multitude of roles with AB 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.
Business Unit President, Labatt
Marcelo, known to most as Mika, is the president of Labatt in Canada. Prior to leading our Canadian business, Mika held a series of commercial leadership roles including VP of Revenue Management & Sales Intelligence, Regional VP of the West Region, and most recently overseeing all aspects of our diverse and high performing craft business in the U.S. Under Mika’s leadership, A-B’s Brewers Collective delivered consistent volume, market share and engagement growth, and successfully integrated Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) into our portfolio.
U.S. Chief Commercial Officer
Kyle oversees Sales and Marketing in the U.S., continuously delivering successful results, innovative strategies and disruptive ideas. During his time as President of Labatt in Canada, Kyle developed and implemented the Canada 10YP, resulting in the gain of a full share point in 2020 driven by the outperformance of above core brands, led by Michelob ULTRA. He also step-changed the Beyond Beer portfolio and performance through innovation, organic growth, and strategic acquisitions like Nutrl Vodka Soda, solidifying Labatt as the clear market leader in this booming category. Prior to leading Labatt, Kyle was based in New York where he oversaw Global Brands at AB InBev, including Budweiser, Stella Artois, and Corona. During that period, he was deeply involved in the U.S. business, working closely with the U.S. commercial team to implement innovative brand building initiatives.
U.S. Chief Sustainability & 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 AB 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.
U.S. 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.
U.S. 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.
Business Unit President, Brewers Collective
Andy, a veteran of the U.S. beer industry, joined Anheuser-Busch in 2020 following the expanded partnership with Craft Brew Alliance (CBA), where he served as CEO and oversaw breakout growth of key craft brands including Kona Brewing Co. and Omission Balanced Brewing. Before CBA, Andy spent 12 years at Heineken, working with brewers and beers in more than 55 countries. Having 20+ years of success at breweries large and small, Andy continues to innovate and fuel the growth of the craft beer segment, working alongside our craft partners.
U.S. 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.
U.S. Chief Sales Officer
Simon has been a part of AB InBev for the past 15 years, most recently as President of AB ONE. A builder of teams, Simon puts the consumer and the shopper first in all that we do and delivers by building strong partnerships with wholesalers and retailers. During his time in our European zone, he held leadership roles in sales and general management, ultimately leading the growth transformation of our Italian business. In the last 5 years, Simon joined our US business focusing on sales that helped him gain an acute understanding of the market and build great relationships with our partners, while delivering strong results.
Business Unit President, Beyond Beer
Fabricio has been at the forefront of global business and planning strategy for over 17 years with AB 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.