Global Brewer CEO Carlos Brito to Deliver 2018 Commencement Address at Stanford’s Business School

STANFORD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#StanfordGSB–The chief executive of one of the world’s leading consumer goods
companies and Stanford MBA alum will address the graduating Class of

Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos
will deliver the commencement address at Stanford Graduate
School of Business on Saturday, June 16, 2018.

Together with his team, Brito helped transform the industry by building
the world’s largest brewing company. He earned his MBA in 1989 and is
the chief executive of a global company with 200,000 colleagues in over
50 countries and more than 500 iconic brands sold in more than 100

“Brito is a global business leader for the modern age,” said Jonathan
Levin, Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean of Stanford Graduate School
of Business. “He started in Brazil and built the world’s largest brewing
company. Today, he leads an organization that operates in virtually
every time zone, yet he remains down to earth and closely connected to
his customers and colleagues.”

In 1989 Brito joined Brazilian beer and soft drinks company Brahma,
which 10 years later merged with Companhia Antarctica Paulista to form
Ambev. There he held various positions in finance, operations, and sales
before being appointed CEO in January 2004. Ambev combined with
Belgium’s Interbrew to form InBev eight months later, and Brito became
Zone President North America. He was appointed CEO in December 2005.

Brito led the successful merger with Anheuser-Busch in 2008. In October
2016, after the company acquired SAB, Brito remained CEO of what had
become the world’s largest brewer.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brito earned his undergraduate degree in
mechanical engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro,
and received his MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of

He is a member of the advisory council at Stanford GSB and serves on the
advisory board of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and

Brito has lived in Brazil, Germany, Canada, Belgium, and the United

Inaugurated in 2010, Stanford GSB’s alumni commencement speaker program
brings business leaders back to inspire graduating students as they
embark on their own careers.


Stanford GSB
Helen Chang, 650-723-3358