Longtime A-B employee Bob Golden departs St. Louis to take over as Anheuser-Busch InBev’s global head of mergers and acquisitions after holding a similar job with the pre-merger A-B, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Most notable is that he’s moving to New York City, not Belgium…
…highlighting the importance of the brewing giant’s nascent New York City office and a power shift away from historical operations in Belgium and St. Louis. Chief Executive Officer Carlos Brito and Chief Financial Officer Felipe Dutra also now call New York their home base, although they travel frequently and the company maintains its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium.
Mr. Golden is joining a New York office that opened in September and has about 100 employees. The company disclosed plans for the office shortly after the InBev-Anheuser deal, saying it would “better support the needs of the combined global organization.”