Mr. Joao M. Castro-Neves
The Board elected Mr. Castro-Neves because of his extensive experience in the consumer goods industry in his various positions with Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (“AB InBev”) as well as his public company directorship experience at Restaurant Brands International Inc. In addition, when electing him, the Board considered his knowledge of strategy, finance, operations, mergers and acquisitions, and business development.
Mr. Castro-Neves has served on our Board since June 2019. He has been a partner with 3G Capital since July 2018. Previously, Mr. Castro-Neves served as Chief Executive Officer of Anheuser-Busch, the North American unit of AB InBev, and Zone President, North America of AB InBev from January 2015 until December 2017. Mr. Castro-Neves joined Companhia de Bebidas das Americas S.A. (“Ambev”), a predecessor of AB InBev, in 1996 and served in positions of increasing responsibility, including Chief Financial Officer from January 2005 until December 2006 and Chief Executive Officer from January 2009 until December 2014. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Quilmes Industrial S.A., a subsidiary of Ambev based in Argentina, from January 2007 until December 2008. Mr. Castro-Neves is also a director of Restaurant Brands International Inc.