Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) has announced organizational changes that will be put into effect on Jan. 1, 2016.
David Almeida has been named to a global special project, reporting to ABI Global CEO Carlos Brito.
Almeida came to the North American organization as vice president of finance after serving as head of mergers and acquisitions for InBev, where he spearheaded the combination with Anheuser‐Busch in 2008. He led the U.S. integration activities, drawing on his U.S. marketplace experience and knowledge he gained in a variety of assignments, including establishing the InBev brand import agreement with Anheuser‐Busch in 2007.
Replacing Almeida and leading the ABI sales team will be Alexandre Médicis who has been named vice president of U.S. sales. Médicis joined the company in 2005 as M&A director and has held several commercial positions over the last 10 years to include trade marketing, region vice president, and BU president of Hispanic Latin America. He has participated in the acquisition and integration of Quilmes in South America, Lakeport in Canada and Cervejaria Cintra in Brazil.
Médicis has a degree in business administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas. He will move to New York in January with his wife Carolina and their three children.