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Brito’s ‘TNT’ Successor at AB InBev Looks Beyond Beer for Growth

  • New CEO Doukeris did stints in North America, China, Brazil
  • A ‘revolution’ is afoot in alcohol industry, Doukeris says
Carlos Brito
Carlos BritoPhotographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

When Carlos Brito used to stride onto the stage at the gathering of Anheuser-Busch InBev NV’s top 100 leaders each spring, he’d bring the crowd to its feet with AC/DC’s “Back in Black” blaring from the speakers.

In a choice fit for disruptive times, Michel Doukeris, who succeeded Brito as chief executive officer of the world’s largest brewer on July 1, has opted for the Australian rockers’ “TNT” as his anthem.