I'm Catalina García

I am the Global Director of Corporate Affairs at Anheuser-Busch InBev. I am a Colombian citizen and received a degree in Industrial Engineering from Javeriana University in Bogota. I have worked in several multinational companies in the consumer goods, mining, technology, and communications sectors (AB InBev, SABMiller, BHP Billiton, IBM, and LLYC) in country, region, and global roles.

I currently lead the Global Corporate Affairs area, with a special focus on social impact, community affairs, social norms, and purpose marketing and partnerships for five zones (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America), as part of AB InBev’s reputation and sustainable development strategy. I also lead the partnership of AB InBev with UNITAR for the improvement of road safety around the world and direct the company’s global responsible drinking strategy.

I was selected as a member of “Stars” in 2015, an exclusive circle of 100 international “Leaders of the Next Generation” from business, but also from science, politics, culture, NGOs, and media.  I am co-author of “How business can drive inclusive growth and development” report, published by Harvard Kennedy School.  I won the Top Women in PR Awards 2017 that awarded women executives for their performance in PR and brand communications, and leaders who inspire the next generations of women.

I have served as a member of several global boards such as IBM Women´s Diversity Network Group, Women’s for Colombia Foundation, Inversor Impact Investing Fund, CCRE (Colombian Center for Social Responsibility) and United Way Colombia and I currently serve as a board member of the Social Marketing Association of North America (SMANA).

I am married and have two sons.

In addition to sustainability programs management, I led SABMiller´s Latin America work on communications and public relations, sustaining the alignment of the external and internal communications ensuring a real sense of community across the subsidiaries and functions in the region.  I also managed the regional ethics compliance, promoting the ethics mandates across the businesses.

Furthermore, I have had the opportunity to be a keynote speaker and panelist at different forums such as the World Forum Lille-France, the SROI (Social Return of Investment) Network Conference Milan, Shared Value Leadership Summit, Global Partnerships Week, USCCF (US Chamber of Commerce Foundation) Women’s Path to Empowerment series, the Symposium on Inclusive Growth at Harvard University, among others.

All my best,