Sabine Chalmers is the Chief Legal Officer and Secretary to the Board of Directors of Anheuser-Busch InBev. ABI is the leading global brewer and one of the world's top 5 consumer products companies. The company employs more than 200,000 people based in 50 countries worldwide and its portfolio of over 400 beers includes global brands Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois. ABI is a publicly traded company (Euronext: ABI) based in Leuven, Belgium, with secondary listings in Mexico and South Africa, and ADRs on the New York Stock Exchange. In 2015, ABI realized US$55.5 billion dollars in revenue and had a market capitalization of approximately US$200 billion.
During her 12 years at ABI, Sabine led the legal, regulatory and communications teams in the successful completion of 3 of the largest and most complex cross-border company takeovers in history: the US$52 billion acquisition of Anheuser-Busch (US); the US$20 billion acquisition of Grupo Modelo (Mexico) and the US$105 billion acquiistion of SABMiller (UK).
She joined ABI in 2005 after over 12 years with Diageo plc where she held a number of senior legal positions in various geographies across Europe, the Americas and Asia including as General Counsel of the Latin American and US businesses. Prior to Diageo, she was an associate at the law firm of Lovells in London, specializing in mergers and acquisitions.
She is a member of the Advisory Board of Grupo Modelo and also serves on several professional councils and not-for-profit boards, including the Association of Corporate Counsel and Legal Momentum, the United States’ oldest legal defense and education fund dedicated to advancing the rights of women and girls.
Sabine holds and LL.B from the London School of Economics and is a member of the NY State Bar.
A US Citizen of German and Indian origin she has lived and worked all over the world.