Sunday, May 17, 2015
Wake Forest University, Wait Chapel
Carlos Brito, CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev, will offer the Wake Forest University School of Business hooding ceremony keynote address on Sunday, May 17. The ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Wait Chapel on the University’s Reynolda Campus.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for our graduate business students, along with their families and friends, to hear leadership lessons from Carlos Brito at this important milestone in their time with us,” said Charles Iacovou, Dean of the School of Business. “As the marketplace changes, insights from a CEO with a truly global business mindset will serve our graduates well.”
Brito became CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the leading global brewer and one of the world’s top five consumer products companies, in 2005. He oversees more than 155,000 employees, operations in 25 countries, and sales in more than 100 countries with revenues in 2014 of $47 billion. The company credits its portfolio of more than 200 beer brands for forging strong connections with consumers.
A Brazilian citizen, Brito received his mechanical engineering degree from the Universidade Federal de Rio de Janiero and an MBA from Stanford University. He held positions at Shell Oil and Daimler Benz prior to joining Ambev in 1989. He held roles in finance, operations and sales before being appointed CEO in January 2004. He was appointed Zone President North America at InBev in January 2005 and became CEO less than a year later.