Introducing SAB’s new CEO – Richard Rivett-Carnac

Introducing SAB’s new CEO – Richard Rivett-Carnac


The South African Breweries (SAB), is proud to usher in an exciting new future for South Africa’s largest brewer, with the appointment of Richard Rivett-Carnac to the position of CEO for SAB.

Richard has 13 years of experience in various roles within the AB InBev group.  He joined SABMiller in the London office as part of the mergers and acquisitions team in 2009 and more recently was the VP for Finance, Legal & Corporate Affairs for AB InBev’s Africa Zone, successfully navigating the business through what could be considered the most challenging years since its inception.

Having already assumed his responsibilities, Richard says he is committed to work with Government, suppliers and all stakeholders to responsibly grow the beer category and SAB’s share of the category. 

“After the last few years, we have learned just how strong SAB can be, as an organisation and as a collection of hard-working, passionate and talented people,” said Rivett-Carnac. “Having grown up in South Africa this business has been an integral part of my life and I couldn’t be prouder to lead the team into an exciting new future for SAB and the South African economy.”

Holding a Bachelor of Business Science degree from the University of Cape Town, he is also a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.  As a beer man, Rivett-Carnac says, “I have worked my entire career to get to this point. This is a profound responsibility and I will ensure that our people, our industry, our communities and our country remain my top priority as we move into what I believe will be SAB’s greatest decade.”