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Carlos Brito

CEO of AB InBev
Food and Beverages
Food & Nutrition
United States of America


Born in Rio de Janeiro, Carlos Alves Brito, a Brazilian citizen, holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Brito worked for Shell Oil and Daimler Benz before joining, in 1989, Brazilian beer and soft drinks company Brahma, which, in 1999, merged with Companhia Antarctica Paulista to form AmBev. Jorge Paulo Lemann is described as his mentor. Brito joined AmBev in 1989. He held various positions in finance, operations and sales, before being appointed CEO in January 2004. After InBev was formed in August 2004, Brito was appointed Zone President North America in January 2005 and he moved into the CEO position at InBev in December 2005, where he implemented a strategy based on cost-cutting. In 2008, after successful takeover of Anheuser-Busch, Brito took the CEO position of the enlarged group.  In October 2016, after the company acquired SABMiller, Brito remained CEO of what had become the world's largest brewer

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