PITTSBURGH — Joao M. Castro-Neves, formerly an executive with Anheuser-Busch, has been elected to the board of directors at the Kraft Heinz Co., effective June 12. Mr. Castro-Neves was chief executive officer of Anheuser-Busch, AB InBev’s North American unit, and zone president, North America of AB InBev from January 2015 to December 2017.
Mr. Castro-Neves joined Companhia de Bebidas das Americas S.A. (AMBEV), a predecessor of AB InBev, in 1996. He was chief financial officer from January 2005 to December 2006 and as c.e.o. from January 2009 to December 2014.
“We are thrilled to welcome Joao to the board as he brings significant consumer sector expertise to Kraft Heinz,” said Alex Behring, chairman of the board for Pittsburgh-based Kraft Heinz.