Mr. Juan Carlos García Cañizares

Colonial Director since 2014.

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Industrial Engineer. He also studied management programmes at IMD Switzerland, and holds an MBA granted jointly by the New York University Stern School of Business, London School of Economics and HEC Paris.

He is an investment banker who was responsible for more than $35 billion in mergers, acquisitions and financing of acquisitions over a period of more than 25 years. He was Vice President of Planning for Bavaria, one of Latin America’s leading breweries, where he was responsible for the $4 billion international brewery acquisition programme, and for the subsequent $8 billion merger with SABMiller plc, creating the world’s second largest brewery. In recent years, he led negotiations on behalf of the Santo Domingo Group for the conversion of its holding in SABMiller into a share in Anheuser Busch Inbev following the merger of the two, an operation which was finalised in 2016. Before joining the Santo Domingo Group, he was co-founder and Main Partner of Estrategias Corporativas, an investment banking advisory firm in Latin America.

He is currently Managing Director of Quadrant Capital Advisors, Inc. in New York (a Santo Domingo Group investment advisory company based in New York). He is responsible for Quadrant Capital’s Strategic Investments Group, including investments in AB-Inbev and in the consumer, financial system, natural resources and energy sectors worldwide, among others. He is a member of multiple Board of Directors, including Bevco Lux S.A.R.L and Samson & Surrey S.A.R.L. (Luxembourg),.  Bavaria, S.A., Valorem S.A. (Colombia) and Genesis Foundation (USA).