Katie Hoard

Global Director of Agricultural Innovation, AB InBev

Katie Hoard is the Global Director of Agricultural Innovation for AB InBev based in Leuven, Belgium. In her role, Hoard is responsible for developing new and existing malt barley supply chains, managing the global SmartBarley portfolio (smartbarley.com), and supporting the AB InBev Better World initiatives focused on environmental and economic sustainability across key brewing crop supply chains. Prior to joining AB InBev, Hoard worked in politics and commodities regulation in Washington, DC.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Finance from the University of Arkansas, a Master’s degree in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York.