Anheuser-Busch InBev appoints new CEO
Michel Doukeris has assumed the role of chief executive officer of Anheuser-Busch InBev, succeeding Carlos Brito, who has stepped down after 15 years in the role.
Doukeris brings cultural and operational continuity along with a fresh perspective focused on driving long-term organic growth. The company says his consumer-focus and brand-building capabilities will accelerate its momentum and transformation.
Doukeris said: “I am very humbled by the opportunity to lead this incredible company and look forward to working with our talented and dedicated colleagues across the globe as we continue to dream big and build on our 600-year heritage and the strong culture of ownership.”
“Stepping into the role my focus will be on ensuring we continue to meet the moment in 2021, while continuing to invest and accelerate what is already working: category development, premiumization, Beyond Beer and our digital transformation with direct to consumer and our B2B Bees initiative. I am excited about our future and our ability to create value for all our stakeholders. We want to create a future with more cheers!”
The company recently announced that Brendan Whitworth succeeds Doukeris effective 1 July, 2021, as zone president North America and chief executive officer of Anheuser-Busch.
The Company also announced that Ezgi Barcenas will be appointed chief sustainability officer, effective 1 August, 2021, reporting to Doukeris and joining AB InBev’s senior leadership team.