Anheuser-Busch InBev makes new leadership appointment

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced that Brendan Whitworth will be appointed zone president North America and chief executive officer of Anheuser-Busch, effective 1 July 2021.

Whitworth currently serves as the company’s US chief sales officer and has held various commercial leadership positions in the US for the last eitght years. He succeeds Michel Doukeris, who is transitioning to the role of global CEO of AB InBev, also effective 1 July 2021.

“Over the last four years, Brendan has helped to shape and drive our 10-year commercial strategy. His market insights, consumer-first mindset, and strong leadership have been invaluable assets on our journey to lead industry growth,” said Michel Doukeris, incoming CEO of AB InBev. “With his deep roots in the US, his experience partnering with our wholesaler and retail customers, and his ability to inspire the North America team, I am confident Brendan is the right leader to accelerate our momentum in the US and Canada.”

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