Global Director of Corporate Affairs, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev)
Catalina Garcia is the Global Director of Corporate Affairs at Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), Board Director of the AB InBev Foundation, a member of the ABI Women’s Leadership Program, and a member of the ABI Global Communities and D&I Committee, an experience she shares by mentoring other women in the company and volunteering across different countries.
Born and raised in Colombia, she graduated from the Javeriana University in Bogota’s Industrial Engineering program and has worked with several multinational companies across different industries (SABMiller, BHP Billiton, IBM, and LLYC). For over 20 years, she has combined her strong people skills and ability to lead multifunctional teams in complex sociopolitical environments with her engineering mindset to build strategic partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, social marketing associations, NGOs, universities, and many others. These include the United Nations, Inter-American Development Bank, International Road Federation, Georgetown University, Harvard, Rockefeller Foundation, ABI Marketing, and Business Fights Poverty.
Catalina currently leads the AB InBev Global Corporate Affairs team, with most of her work centered on expanding and improving AB InBev’s reputation and ESG strategy. This includes a special focus on responsible drinking, social impact, community affairs, social norms marketing, brands with purpose, global volunteering programs, entrepreneurship with various groups within the value chain, and partnerships across six zones in collaboration with ABI’s sustainability and commercial functions.
AB InBev’s largest partnership is with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). Together, the two organizations have been improving road safety globally since 2018. As part of this work, Cata led the partnership’s renewal and expanded its scope beyond Road Safety to cover Entrepreneurship, Responsible Consumption, and Water management as well.