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Sebastian Tellez Zuluga

About me

Sebastian is an MBA graduate fully fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese, with over 6 years’ of experience in category management and marketing.
WHO

Sebastian Tellez Zuluaga, , Colombia

POSITION

Commerical Manager, Anheuser-Busch InBev

LEARN MORE ABOUT SEBASTIAN

  • BACKGROUND

    “Before enrolling myself into the IMBA at IE Business School, I was working as a category manager for a retail company (Jeronimo Martins) based in Lisbon, Portugal. I knew since day 1, that one of my objectives during my time at IE, was to change industry´s and to continue to develop my professional career in a CPG company.”

  • HOW DID THIS JOB FIT INTO YOUR CAREER STRATEGY?

    “Joining ABI after my IMBA, was definitely the career boost I was expecting as part of my professional and personal journey. One month within the company and I was already fully responsible for managing an entire sales division, with a team of 74 employees and 60 M USD worth of sales. In addition to the challenges and opportunities in your every day job, the GMBA program is a one in a lifetime experience. In the program deep dives, you will experience first-hand, how the business operates in different countries in the world and you will have the opportunity to meet and connect with other fellow GMBA´s, as well as senior leaders of the company. The GMBA experience helps you, to broaden your perspective so you can bring new ideas into your own business, and most importantly it allows you to develop a network of colleagues and friends, who work in all kind of areas and projects all over the world. It feels just like the IMBA experience all over again!”

     

  • HOW DID YOU FOUND THIS OPPORTUNITY?

    “I found out about AB InBev´s GMBA program through T&C, and with the help of my advisor (Juan Sanz) we customized my CV in order to target this specific opportunity. After several individual and group interviews, I finally was accepted into the GMBA program in my home country Colombia.”

  • HOW DID TALENT&CAREERS HELP YOU?

    “My advisor (Juan Sanz) helped customize my CV in order to target this specific opportunity.”

TIPS FROM SEBASTIAN TO APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM

Understand the Company

I would advise any IE student seeking to work with us, to get to know and completely understand our unique culture. As a former student, I personally know how much of a “cliché” the idea of company culture being the single most important factor of an organization can be. However, there is no middle ground regarding ABI´s culture, you love it or you hate it.

SEBASTIAN'S RECRUITING PROCCESS

After several individual and group interviews, I finally was accepted into the GMBA program in my home country Colombia.

ABOUT ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV

We are the world’s leading brewer bringing people together for a better world. For centuries, the experience of sharing a beer has brought people and cultures together. Even in our hyper-connected, always-on world, this simple act is as meaningful today as it was generations ago. We are AB InBev. Committed to driving growth that leads to better living for more people in more places. Through brands and experiences that bring people together. Through our dedication to brewing the best beer with the best ingredients. And through our commitment to helping farmers, retailers, entrepreneurs, and communities grow. We are building a company to last. Not just for a decade. But for the next 100 years. Through our brands and our investment in communities, we will bring more people together, making our company an integral part of our consumers’ lives for generations to come. Our diverse portfolio of well over 500 beer brands includes global brands Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois; multi-country brands Beck’s, Castle, Castle Light, Leffe and Hoegaarden; and local champions such as Aguila, Antarctica, Bud Light, Brahma, Cass, Chernigivske, Cristal, Harbin, Jupiler, Klinskoye, Michelob Ultra, Modelo Especial, Quilmes, Victoria, Sedrin, Sibirskaya Korona, and Skol. Anheuser-Busch InBev is a publicly traded company (Euronext: ABI) based in Leuven, Belgium, with secondary listings on the Mexico (MEXBOL: ANB) and South Africa (JSE: ANH) stock exchanges and with American Depositary Receipts on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BUD).