The US arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev has lined up a change of leadership for its marketing division.

Anheuser-Busch confirmed yesterday (10 May) that Paul Chibe will head up the US marketing department from 1 June. Chibe replaces Frank Abenante, global VP of brands and insights at A-B Inbev, who will continue to work with the group until Chibe’s transition is completed.

Abenante has held the post on an interim basis, after A-B's VP of marketing, Keith Levy, left the company in January.

Chibe joins A-B from Wm. Wrigley Jr Co, where he is the current VP and GM of US Gum and Mints business unit in Chicago. He also served as VP of North America consumer marketing and vice president of US consumer marketing at Wrigley.

He will report in to Dave Peacock, head of the US commercial division.