Anheuser-Busch InBev on Thursday unveiled a new global leadership and regional office structure to take control of the business once the merger with SABMiller is complete on Oct. 10.
The make-up of the 18 global managers has only one manager retained from SABMiller’s management.
Organisational / Regional Structure
The new company will be split into nine geographic zones. The Executive Board of Management will be made up of “Zone Presidents” and “Functional Chiefs”.
The group headquarters will remain in Leuven, Belgium, while most of the global leadership team will be based in New York.
The nine geographic zones are:
North America (headquarters – St. Louis): US and Canada
Middle Americas (headquarters – Mexico City): Mexico, El Salvador and Honduras
Latin America North (headquarters – São Paulo): Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Panama, St. Vincent, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Dominica and the Caribbean
Latin America South (headquarters – Buenos Aires): Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Paraguay and Bolivia
Latin America COPEC (headquarters – Bogotá): Colombia, Peru and Ecuador
Europe (headquarters – Leuven): UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Ukraine, Russia and Export Europe and Middle East (EEME)
Asia Pacific North (headquarters – Shanghai): China, South Korea and Japan
Asia Pacific South (headquarters – Melbourne): Australia, New Zealand, India, Vietnam and other South and Southeast Asian countries
Africa (headquarters – Johannesburg): South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia, Lesotho, Uganda, Ethiopia, African islands, Tanzania, South Sudan, Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana
AB InBev said it will close SABMiller’s UK office along with its Miami, Hong Kong and Beijing hubs once the transaction is closed and a transitional period is complete. The future of European office in Zug, Switzerland will be determined once the company sells its eastern and central European brands.