InBev has named a new senior management team to head up Anheuser-Busch as the $52bn (£29bn) takeover saga for the US brewing giant nears its conclusion.
Louis Fernando Edmond, who currently leads AmBev, the group’s Latin American subsidiary, will become zone president for North America of the combined business.
Meanwhile, David Peacock is named president of Anheuser-Busch.
Edmond, who joined InBev in 1990 and has been in his current position since 2005, will have responsibility for the merged business in the US and Canada.
He is replaced at the AmBev helm by Latin American South regional boss Joao Castro Neves.
“Luiz Fernando has been an integral part of InBev's management team since its inception and under his leadership our Latin American business has thrived,” said InBev chief executive Carlos Brito. “His strong leadership, international experience and familiarity with our company make him uniquely qualified for this position within Anheuser-Busch InBev.”
This week InBev looked to shake off suggestions that it might struggle to finance the deal as unprecedented turbulence in the global markets continues to paralyse lending.