C. James (Jim) Koch

Class B Director, Board Member Since 1995

Jim Koch founded Boston Beer in 1984 and currently serves as its Chairman. Until January 2001, Mr. Koch also served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Prior to starting Boston Beer, he had worked as a consultant for an international consulting firm with a focus on manufacturing. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of Beyond Meat, Inc, a publicly-traded producer of plant-based meat substitutes based in Los Angeles, California, in May 2023. He sits on Beyond Meat’s Risk Committee.

His forty years at the helm of Boston Beer, during which it has grown from a small start-up company to its current position as a leading craft brewer, are a testament to his skill in brewing, strategy, brand development, and industry leadership.