Richard Rivett-Carnac proud to lead the SAB team as its new CEO

The AB InBev Africa VP of finance, legal and corporate affairs, takes up the mantle of SAB CEO.

The South African Breweries (SAB) has announced the appointment of Richard Rivett-Carnac as its new CEO.

“After the last few years, we have learned just how strong SAB can be, as an organisation and as a collection of hard-working, passionate and talented people,” he said. “Having grown up in South Africa, this business has been an integral part of my life, and I could not be prouder to lead the team into an exciting new future for SAB and the South African economy.”

Richard, a qualified CA, joined SABMiller in the London office as part of its mergers and acquisitions team in 2009, and more recently served as the VP of finance, legal and corporate affairs for AB InBev’s Africa Zone. He has 13 years of experience in various roles within the AB InBev group.

“I have worked my entire career to get to this point. This is a profound responsibility and I will ensure that our people, our industry, our communities and our country remain my top priorities as we move into what I believe will be SAB’s greatest decade,” Richard said.

He added that he is committed to working with government, suppliers and all stakeholders to responsibly grow the beer category and SAB’s share of the category.