Frederic de Mevius, 9th Generation family member and Executive Chairman and Managing Partner, Planet First Partners (Belgium)

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Frederic de Mevius is a member of the ninth generation of the family ownership of AB-Inbev (the world’s biggest brewer). He founded Verlinvest in 1995, a family diversification vehicle and is his Managing Director. Verlinvest is a private holding company with investments in branded consumer goods, digital and care companies in Europe and The USA, where it holds minority or majority positions. Between 1991 and 2004, he was member of the Board of Directors of Interbrew (now AB-Inbev). He was on the Board of ABI until its merger with Ambev. Today he is Co-founder and Managing Director of Planet First Partners and Chairman of DLF Venture, a consumer focused venture fund in Europe. In addition, he is an oenophile with associated interests in organic viticulture and farming. Frédéric has long been involved in funding significant private initiatives aimed at improving educational opportunities for disadvantaged children.