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Marcel Herrmann Telles

Brazilian businessman Marcel Herrmann Telles has an estimated net worth of $12.8 billion as of December 2015, according to Bloomberg. Marcel Herrmann Telles was born on February 2, 1950 in Brazil. He is a graduate of Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. He is currently married with two children.

Background

  • Mr. Marcel Herrmann Telles co-founded 3G Capital, Inc. in 2004 and served as its Principal. Mr. Telles was a Partner at GP Fundo de Investimento until 2004 and Banco de Investimentos Garantia from 1974 to July 1998. He also served as the Head Trader at Banco de Investimentos Garantia from 1974 to 1989. He served as the Chief Executive Officer at Companhia Cervejaria Brahma from 1989 to 1999. He was a Controlling Shareholder, Chief Executive Officer, and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Companhia de Bebidas Das Americas (Ambev S.A.) since 1999. He serves as the Chairman of the Board at Companhia Cervej Brahma and Cervejarias Kaiser Brasil S/A. He has been an Non Executive Director of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV since 2004. He has been a Board Member of 3G Capital, Inc. since 2004. He has been a Director of The Kraft Heinz Company since July 2015. He has been a Director of H. J. Heinz Corporation II since June 7, 2013. Mr. Telles has been a Director of Hawk Acquisition Intermediate Corporation II since 2013. He served as an Director of Quilmes Industrial (Quinsa) S.A. and Editora Abril S.A. since 2004. He served as a Director of Lojas Americanas SA. He served as a Director of Burger King Worldwide, Inc. and Burger King Worldwide Holdings, Inc. from October 2010 to June 2013. Mr. Telles served as a Member of International Advisory Board of Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. from 2009 to 2013. He served as a Director of Restaurant Brands International Inc. from October 2010 to June 30, 2013 and H. J. Heinz Company from June 2013 to July 2015. He served as a Director of Companhia de Bebidas Das Americas (AMBEV) since 1999. He serves on the board of directors of Fundação Estudar, a not-for-profit foundation in Brazil, and on the board of directors of ISMART, a not-for-profit foundation.

  • Education

    • He obtained his undergraduate degree in Brazil at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and obtained a degree in business from Harvard University.

    Career

    • Along with billionaires Carlos Alberto Sicupira and Jorge Paulo Lemann, Marcel Herrmann Telles is a controlling shareholder in Anheuser-Busch InBev which is considered as the largest beer company in the world. He previously served as Anheuser-Busch InBev’s board member, CEO and Chairman of Ambev.

      They own an investment firm, 3G Capital, which in 2010, bought Burger King hamburger chain. He co-founded the company and currently sits on its board. The dynamic trio also owns the Lojas Americanas, a retailing company in Brazil. From 1974 through 1998, he served as a partner at Garantia Merchant Bank. He was also a partner of Partner of GP Investimentos until 2004.

    Religion

    He served as CEO of Brahma from 1989 to 1999.

    Connections

    • He is currently married with two children.
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