Carlos Brito (businessman)

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Carlos Brito in 2011. CEO of AB InBev.

Carlos Alves de Brito (born 1960 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev.[1]


Born in Rio de Janeiro, he holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and an MBA from Stanford University business school.[2]

Brito has worked for Shell Oil and Daimler Benz before joining, in 1989, Brazilian beer and soft drinks company Brahma,[3] which, in 1999, merged with Companhia Antarctica Paulista to form AmBev.[4] Jorge Paulo Lemann is described as his mentor.[5]

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 nominated Zone President North America and he moved into the company's top spot of CEO in December 2005, where he implemented a strategy based on cost-cutting.[citation needed]

In 2008, after successful takeover of Anheuser-Busch, Brito took the CEO position of the enlarged group.[6]


Brito claims to have no hobbies, except a daily 30-minute treadmill workout.[7]


  1. ^ Who's Who at AB InBev,, retrieved 17 September 2015
  2. ^ BBC NEWS | Business | The Brazilian recipe for brewing success
  3. ^ A Budweiser é nossa,, retrieved 17 September 2015 (Portuguese)
  4. ^ InBev - Who's Who
  5. ^ The Plot to Destroy America's Beer,, retrieved 17 September 2015
  6. ^ Who's Who at AB InBev,, retrieved 17 September 2015
  7. ^ AB InBev’s hard-nosed kings of beer,, retrieved 17 September 2015

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