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AB InBev — a thirst for better English Background Headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, AB InBev leverages the collective strength of approximately 116,000 people based in 23 countries across the world. Forty thousand of those employees are based in China, where AB InBev operates 33 beverage plants. “Conducting business on a global scale means that our organization, especially in China, needs to have strong English communication skills. With employees and staff from every part of the world, it is important that we understand each other,” says Isabella Zhang, Director of Training at AB InBev China.
across China. Working together with the AB InBev Asia Pacific University, EF developed a number of “Language Competency Profiles” tailored to fit a number of job roles, primarily within the Supply and Logistics function. Eligible students were then tested against these profiles, to effectively identify the learning gap between their existing language level and the level they should ideally be at to excel in their role.
Solution The solution selected to meet AB InBev’s language training needs was EF’s Online School. It was chosen mainly because of its great flexibility, which is a prerequisite for AB InBev’s busy employees, who are spread
Results Of the participants, 96% found EF’s Online School to be very relevant for their language training needs. “We have been impressed by the learning results, and find EF’s Online School a cost-effective, efficient way to train our staff,” says Isabella Zhang. “Improving their English has certainly helped our
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ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV (AB InBev) is the leading global brewer and one of the world’s top five consumer products companies. With a dream to become The Best Beer Company in a Better World, the company has a strong, balanced portfolio with several well-known brands such as Budweiser, Beck’s, and Stella Artois. With four of the top ten best-selling beers in the world, AB InBev holds the No. 1 or No. 2 position in 19 key markets. It has a key presence in both developed and developing markets.
employees to be more productive”. Nik Cao, National Account Director, shares the same view: “My staff are more productive as a result of EF’s language training. That’s for sure!”
“With great English, people are more effective, confident, and really become international professionals” Isabella Zhang Director of Training
professionalism, and impressive results, EF’s language programs enjoy a 98% satisfaction rate. EF Language Learning Solutions is an EF Education First company. For more information on EF Language Learning Solutions please visit: www.ef.com/solutions