Craig Katerberg is the Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer for Budweiser APAC (HK: 1876), a $45bn USD brewer with 24,000 colleagues and 47 breweries across the region, which is one of the largest companies of the Hong Kong stock market. Craig is responsible for various functions for the company, including external affairs, legal, compliance, crisis management, government affairs, ESG and communications. He also serves on the Board of Directors for various public and private companies, including Guangzhou Zhujiang Brewing Company (SZ: 002461).
Craig led the M&A team that was responsible for the public listing of Budweiser APAC on the Hong Kong Exchange in 2019 as a subsidiary of AB InBev, the European brewer that has over 600 years of brewing heritage and an extensive global presence. He has served previously as General Counsel for Anheuser-Busch and as General Counsel for Carlton & United Breweries, among other roles, and has been based in China, the United States, Europe and Australia during the last 10+ years with AB InBev.
Craig has consummated over $130B USD of complex transactions in the beverage sector, negotiating and integrating several of the largest global M&A transactions in the beverage sector, including for operations in Australia, China, India, Korea, the US, among other countries.
Craig enjoys building strong teams by finding excellent people, working hard with them to set and reach uncomfortable goals, and helping the business grow in the right way. He thrives in cross cultural environments, in promoting talented people better than himself, and in finding solutions that work for multiple people, often in challenging environments.
Prior to his career in beer, Craig worked in public and private practice where he served the City of New York under Mayor Bloomberg in the field of economic development and at law firms in New York, Brazil and Peru. In 2021, Lawyers Alliance for New York recognized Craig with its Business Law & Leadership Award.
Craig is a US citizen who speaks English, Spanish and some Portuguese. He holds degrees from the University of Chicago and from Northwestern University School of Law, and enjoys learning immensely.