InBev has unveiled changes in its leadership positions in Asia Pacific and North America.

The global brewer announced late yesterday (17 September) that the current zone president for North America, Miguel Patricio, will move to assume the position of zone president for InBev in Asia Pacific. Patricio will replace Dirk Moens in the role, who has been appointed chairman of InBev China.

Patricio's successor in North America will be Bernardo Pinto Paiva, the current head of sales for InBev in Brazil.

Prior to becoming zone president for North America in January last year, Patricio had previously worked for companies including Philip Morris and Coca-Cola. Patricio joined the brewer in 1998. Pinto Paiva joined the company in 1991 as a management trainee and becomes the newest member of the executive board of management.

Moens, who became Asia Pacific zone president in May last year, will provide support to Patricio in "strengthening relationships with the Government, joint venture partners and other key stakeholders, leveraging his vast knowledge of our Chinese operations and the market", InBev said.

All of these changes will be effective from the beginning of next year.

"Miguel and Bernardo both bring the right experience, skills and values to continue to build the long-term successful future of our Asia Pacific and North America operations," said Carlos Brito, InBev's CEO. "We are also grateful that Dirk will continue to provide support along our challenging journey in China."