Melbourne Business School News Carlton & United Breweries CEO joins Melbourne Business School board

Carlton & United Breweries CEO joins Melbourne Business School board

Jan Craps, the CEO of Australia's leading brewer, has been appointed to the board of Melbourne Business School.

Carlton & United Breweries CEO Jan Craps

Mr Craps is the CEO of Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), as well as the President of AB InBev's Asia Pacific South Zone, including Australia, India and South East Asia. 

Chairman Ross Barker said the School was delighted to welcome someone of Mr Craps' expertise and international standing.

"We look forward to the contribution Jan will make and his unique insights as a leader of a prominent global business," Mr Barker said.

CUB brews some of Australia’s most iconic and loved beers, including Victoria Bitter, Carlton Draught and Crown Lager. Mr Craps said he was excited to join the board and continue the long relationship the company has had with the School.

"CUB and Melbourne Business School already have a great partnership through our Global MBA program, which provides CUB diverse and rich employee talent," he said.

"We are proud to be one of the founding partners of the School, dating back to 1983. 

"I look forward to deepening our relationship between CUB and Melbourne Business School through my service on the board."

Professor Ian Harper, Dean of Melbourne Business School, said CUB had become one of the most agile and fast-moving companies in the country under Mr Craps' leadership.

"Jan's experience and insights are just what we need as we undergo a thorough review of all our programs to ensure they remain relevant and that our graduates have the skills that modern businesses need," he said.

Originally from Belgium, where AB InBev also originated, Mr Craps has held senior roles in the company in France, Belgium, Canada and Australia.