Anheuser-Busch InBev shareholders approve Goudet as next chairman

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Anheuser-Busch InBev shareholders have approved Olivier Goudet as their next chairman.

Goudet, an independent board member, succeeds Kees Storm in the post. He will serve as chairman for four years.

Goudet is the CEO of JAB Holding Co, which has stakes in businesses such as cosmetics maker Coty Inc. and Peet’s Coffee & Tea Inc. He’s also served as chief financial officer at Mars Inc., according to a biography on the Anheuser-Busch InBev website.

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s brands include Budweiser, Bud Light, Corona and others. On Wednesday, Anheuser-Busch apologized for ad copy that appeared on bottles saying Bud Light removes the word “no” from drinkers’ vocabulary. There were widespread complaints about the slogan.

Shares of Anheuser-Busch InBev NV added 33 cents to $119.99 in Thursday morning trading.