Francisco Ivens de Sa Dias Branco was bornon 3 August 1934 in Brazil, is EntrepreneurEntrepreneur. Francisco Ivens de Sa Dias Branco died on June 24, 2016 at age 81. He was chairman of Brazilian food giant M. Dias Branco. His father started the business as a small bakery in the northeastern state of Ceara in 1936. Dias Branco joined his father at age 19 and over the years modernized and grew the company exponentially. Today the conglomerate boasts 16,700 employees and 12 factories across Brazil. While most of Dias Branco's wealth stemmed from his stake in M. Dias, he also owned a vast portfolio of real estate in Ceara. He is survived by his wife and five children.
He was born on August 3, 1934, in Cedro, Ceará, son of Manuel Dias Branco and Maria Vidal de Sa Branco, both of Portuguese ancestry