International Breweries Names Carlos Coutino Managing Director
International Breweries Plc has named Carlos Coutino as the company’s new Managing Director, according to a regulatory filing submitted to the Nigerian Exchange Limited after the Board acceptance of its erstwhile chief resignation.
The brewer told the investing public of the changes in the Board of Directors composition arising from a decision made on 15 November 2022, noting that the resignation of Mr. Hugo Dias Rocha- Managing Director and Mr. Eduardo Caceres- Executive Director from the Board effective 1 January 2023 have been accepted.
In a statement, the company said the move is in line with AB-InBev’s culture of meritocracy and supporting people development, saying that both directors will move on to new roles within the organisation to continue their career growth.
Hugo Dias Rocha will become the BU President for El Salvador and Honduras, and Eduardo Caceres will become Head of Revenue & Finance, Beer Tech South Africa, according to the brewer. READ: Guinness Nigeria Opens New £6.2m Headquarters
“The Board is appreciative of the contributions of the directors and wishes them well in their new roles,” it said. Mr. Carlos Coutino was appointed as the new Managing Director and Mr. David Tomlinson as the new Finance Director on the board of the Company effective from 1 January, 2023.
Profile of Mr. Carlos Coutino
Mr. Coutino is a graduate of Industrial Engineering with an MBA specialty in Strategy. He began his career with ABInBev in 2004 and has since been through three continents and seven countries across the Sales/Marketing and Trade Marketing functions the ABInBev for a total of 18 years at top levels.
Until his recent appointment, Carlos was the National Sales/Trade Marketing Director of the Company since 2018, where he has demonstrated his experience and knowledge of strategic planning and commercial execution of the Nigerian market.
During his tenure, The Company has significantly increased volume and market share. Carlos’s appointment is a testament to his results and to AB-InBev’s culture of meritocracy.
Profile of Mr. David Tomlinson
Mr. Tomlinson holds a bachelor’s in business administration with a concentration in Finance and a double major in Economics. He began his career at CIT, a global commercial bank, in Oil & Gas lending in Texas where he is from, supporting local communities by helping businesses grow.
He has had various senior consultancy opportunities prior to joining ABInBev at the Global Headquarters in June 2017. David brings cross-functional experience and insights from the ABInBev Global Headquarters in New York.
The deployment of David from the Global Headquarters demonstrates AB-InBev’s optimism and strategic importance of the beer industry in Nigeria.
The board expresses confidence and assures the investing public and stakeholders of the Company that the new team would continue to execute existing strategies and maximize new opportunities in the future. #International Breweries Names Carlos Coutino Managing Director