Excellence in Leadership Award

Stanford GSB honored Carlos Brito, MBA ’89, CEO of Belron, with the 2023 Excellence in Leadership Award. A program to honor Carlos Brito took place on September 19, 2023, in New York City.

2023 GSB Excellence in Leadership Award Dinner Honoring Carlos Brito, MBA ’89

2023 GSB Excellence in Leadership Award Dinner Honoring Carlos Brito, MBA ’89

2023 Excellence in Leadership Award Honoree

Carlos Brito, MBA '89
CEO, Belron

Brito became CEO of Belron, the world’s leading vehicle glass repair, replacement and recalibration group, on 1 March 2023. Belron operates in 37 countries through wholly owned and franchise operations and also manages vehicle glass and other insurance claims on behalf of insurance customers through brands including Safelite® Autoglass, Carglass®, and Autoglass®. The group is home to around 30,000 employees who served over 15 million customers in 2022.

Brito spent 32 years at AB InBev and was CEO from 2005 until 2021. During his 15 years as CEO, he transformed AB InBev into the world’s largest brewer, with a portfolio of brands including Budweiser, Corona, and Stella Artois. During his tenure, Brito grew the market capitalization of AB InBev from $26bn in 2005 to $141bn in 2020. He has a strong commitment to investing in people, environmental stewardship, and doing business responsibly. 

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brito has lived in Brazil, Germany, Canada, Belgium, and the US and is now based in the UK. Brito earned his degree in mechanical engineering from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and obtained an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a member of the Stanford GSB Advisory Council and a member of the Reditus Board of Directors, a private endowment that supports students and alumni from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Brito worked for Shell Oil and Daimler-Benz prior to joining Ambev (the predecessor to AB InBev) in 1989.

About the Excellence in Leadership Award

This award marks our commitment to underscoring the importance of leadership in business by highlighting the achievements of a senior executive and Stanford GSB graduate who has made significant contributions to the corporate world and the community.

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