Allaine Schaiko

Global Management Trainee 2014. Stella Artois Draught Master Champion 2012.
Belgium

ABI has some amazing success stories, and Allaine's is particularly interesting. Working in a student bar to help pay for his studies, he entered the Stella Draught Master competition. And that’s where his relationship with ABI began.

He soon showed off his talents - winning the local round in Leuven after competing against 50 other bartenders. He then won the national contest, and went on to represent Belgium in the global final. Winning the final, he was crowned champion and became a Stella Artois Worldwide Ambassador.

Being a Brand Ambassador usually involves training other bartenders, consumers and colleagues about the brand. But Allaine didn’t just 'do the job' – he made it his own through his passion and knowledge. He combined his skills as a bartender with his knowledge of marketing, and his passion for beer. His reputation has continued to grow as a result – and he’s taken part in many, many events. These include launching the brand in Mexico and South Korea.

Like many of our people, Allaine is driven. While he was working as an Ambassador, he persuaded his university to postpone his exam schedule to allow him to fulfil his obligations – and he ultimately qualified as a Commercial Engineer from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

His profile and qualifications meant he was quickly offered a range of great jobs, not only from us – but also from our competitors. His experience with ABI, and the way we valued his experience made us his preferred choice. And that’s partly why he applied to the Global Management Trainee program.

Of course there are lots of reasons to choose one of our programs, but for Allaine it was about using his knowledge and skills in a company where his ideas could become part of the business. Where he could make a real difference. And he knew this was possible – he had already seen our culture at work, he knew we encourage a sense of ownership and social responsibility.

His 18 months of experience as a brand expert in different bars and with different products has given him lots of ideas for improvement and he wants to leverage this to add value across the company. Allaine – and ABI – believe that his experience shouldn't go to waste and should be used to help improve the company. After all the company culture is "never satisfied by results and always seeking to improve".

So that's what drives Allaine – he wants to make dreams come true. His and ours.

Allaine Schaiko

Adrien Mahieu

Joined via Global Management Trainee Program, worked in Supply, Sales, GITEC (global technology) and Trade Marketing
Belgium

"In two words; opportunities and ownership... I strongly believe that you will always find opportunities to fulfil your thirst for new challenges, and I really see us as one big company but with the spirit of young dynamic entrepreneurs."

Adrien Mahieu

Sunny Bhurji

Joined from Mars Inc in 2012, as Activation Manager Off Trade and was promoted to Head of Trade Marketing in 18mths. Currently sits on the UK ManCom as Trade Marketing and Category Management Director.
UK & Ireland

"We work in a driven, fast paced environment where the opportunity to develop skills in different areas of the business is actively encouraged. Each day comes with new challenges and real potential to make a difference, which for me is very motivating! I have been fortunate to work on some fantastic global brand campaigns such as the Budweiser FIFA World Cup and Stella Artois Greatest Events. ‘Bringing people together’ through immersive campaigns and consumer experiences has definitely been a highlight for me. The aspect of my role I find most rewarding now is developing our greatest asset as a company – our people. So my focus will be on recruiting, developing and leading my teams in this exciting time in AB InBev’s journey."

Sunny Bhurji

Iain Newell

Joined as an experienced hire, Trade & Route To Market Sales Director
UK & Ireland

"ABI really does offer cross functional movement. With 19 years in marketing, I've gone form being the UK's Marketing Director to the On Trade & Route To Market Sales Director, managing 105 people."

Iain Newell

Olga Vorobyeva

Global Management Trainee to Senior Brand Manager in less than 4 years
Russia

"I love ABI because there are no boundaries - geographic or functional - and you can get varied experience if you prove yourself. It's result-oriented (meritocracy is king), and if you have strong reasoning, you can impact the business regardless of your age or title. It is dynamic with challenging tasks, so you have plenty of opportunities to test your potential and gain expertise."

Olga Vorobyeva

Maria Glukhova

Global Management Trainee to Cash Flow Manager, Global HQ Treasury in 3 years
Russia

"I've gone from Global Management Trainee (GMT) to Cash Flow Manager Global HQ Treasury in 3 years. After the GMT program I joined as Treasury manager Russia & Ukraine and built up a discipline of payment planning across departments to become one of the best Zones in Commercial Finance forecast accuracy. I've already created a Cash Flow monitoring tool that helped the Zone team to identify and close a Cash Flow gap of $50 Mio."

Maria Glukhova

Patricia Gabriel

Joined as an experienced hire, Global Logistics Director
USA

"You can have an accelerated career here - I've been promoted every two and a half years. I started in Belgium in controlling, moved to Logistics Projects Director, then to Logistics Operations Director for Europe. About eighteen months ago I moved to our New York headquarters for a global role. I enjoy the challenging environment and in all 4 positions, I was pushed out of my comfort zone. I learned a lot and I am still learning every day, about logistics but also finance, legal, leadership, strategy, and project management."

Patricia Gabriel

Serge De Vos

Head of Supply Chain Planning for Europe
Belgium

"I love ABI because of its great beers and the culture of the company. You get the chance to work on initiatives that build the best beers in the world. The culture is great for young and ambitious people, who like delivering great results and this in an open meritocracy and as you work with the best people, you have a lot of opportunities for developing."

Serge De Vos

Martin Holzhüter

Director Logistics GISAS
Germany

"ABI is never a dull 9 to 5 job. Every day we are faced with new challenges and have the freedom to explore new opportunities. I've worked in Trade Marketing, Sales, and Logistics. Now I'm responsible for logistics in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain and Italy with 450 employees. I learn each day and I'm so grateful that people trusted in my abilities to give me bigger and bigger projects and responsibilities in my career, creating a great sense of ownership. I also really like the 4 crates of free beer I get each month!"

Martin Holzhüter

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Graduates & Interns

Meet the people who have experienced our programs first-hand

Allaine Schaiko

Allaine Schaiko

Global Management Trainee 2014. Stella Artois Draught Master Champion 2012.
Belgium

Adrien Mahieu

Adrien Mahieu

Joined via Global Management Trainee Program, worked in Supply, Sales, GITEC (global technology) and Trade Marketing
Belgium

Sunny Bhurji

Sunny Bhurji

Joined from Mars Inc in 2012, as Activation Manager Off Trade and was promoted to Head of Trade Marketing in 18mths. Currently sits on the UK ManCom as Trade Marketing and Category Management Director.
UK & Ireland

Iain Newell

Iain Newell

Joined as an experienced hire, Trade & Route To Market Sales Director
UK & Ireland

Olga Vorobyeva

Olga Vorobyeva

Global Management Trainee to Senior Brand Manager in less than 4 years
Russia

Maria Glukhova

Maria Glukhova

Global Management Trainee to Cash Flow Manager, Global HQ Treasury in 3 years
Russia

Patricia Gabriel

Patricia Gabriel

Joined as an experienced hire, Global Logistics Director
USA

Serge De Vos

Serge De Vos

Head of Supply Chain Planning for Europe
Belgium

Martin Holzhüter

Martin Holzhüter

Director Logistics GISAS
Germany