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Ari Kertesz


Senior Vice President of Retail Sales


Ari Kertesz is the Senior Vice President of Retail Sales and Retail Chain Business at Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI). Reporting to the US President & Chief Sales Officer, he leads the business to net revenue and margin contribution growth across Grocery, Mass, Convenience, Liquor, Drug, Dollar & On-Premise channels, including e-commerce operations. Previously serving as the VP of Large Format Retail Sales, Ari led a team of over 100 people across the nation to drive market share improvement. He also led a transformational program that turned around relationships with top retailers, and brought about a new customer-back strategy for revenue management, innovation, brand activation plans, and trade marketing. Ari has been successful throughout his career in implementing value creation opportunities, improving revenue and profitability, and paving the way to sustainable growth. Ari attributes these successes to his collaborative and multicultural mindset that were established early on in his career with McKinsey & Co Brazil.