AmBev has named Labatt Brewing executive Graham Staley as its new chief financial officer.

The Latin American brewing giant, which took control of Canada's Labatt under its 2004 merger with Interbrew, said yesterday (1 November) that Staley would take the position on 1 January next year.

Staley has held the role of CFO at AmBev for a year after holding the position at Labatt USA since 2000.

Staley replaces João Castro Neves, who has recently been appointed CEO of Argentina-based brewer Quinsa.