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 Chief Executive Officer 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 Chief Executive Officer 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]


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