Aloysio de Andrade Faria owns one of the largest financial conglomerates in Brazil, formed by Banco Alfa, Banco Alfa de Investimento, Alfa Financeira, Alfa Leasing, Alfa Corretora, Alfa Seguradora e Alfa Previdência. The conglomerate also owns businesses in hospitality, culture, communications, food sector, mineral water, construction materials and agroindustry. At 96 years old, Aloyisio was listed by Forbes magazine as one of the 43 Brazilian billionaires, with a state evaluated in 2.4 billion dollars. Gastroenterologist doctor, Aloyisio inherited his first bank institution, Banco da Lavoura de Minas Gerais, specialized in agricultural credit, from his father, Clemente Faria, who was also State and Federal Deputy for Minas Gerais. In the inheritance split, due to family disagreements, his brother Gilberto Faria inherited Banco Bandeirantes. Gilberto was married Inês Maria de Faria, mother of senator Aécio Neves (PSDB-MG) in 1984 and died in 2008.
Married to Cléa Dalva de Campos Faria, Aloysio has five daughters and it’s not an easy task to raise information about their activities. They are shareholders in the family’s holdings. According to O Tempo newspaper, Lúcia de Campos Daria and Junia de Campos Faria Ziegelmeyer live in São Paulo, Flávia Faria de Vasconcellos in Rio de Janeiro, Cláudia Faria in New York and Eliana Farias in London.
The youngest, Lúcia de Campos Faria, used to own the restaurant Alucci Alucci, which closed in July, 2017, after 14 years in operation. She is also the author of the cooking books “Banquete dos Sentidos” (“Banquet for the Senses”), volumes I and II, and used to bublish in the travel blog Alucci Travel (http://www.aluccitravel.com.br/), which was last updated in December, 2016. She was married to economist Carlos Nascimento, who worked for the conglomerate for 20 years. According to IstoÉ Dinheiro magazine, Nascimento was responsible for the hotel network Transamérica, for Agropalma, palm oil factory, for the construction stores network Casa & Construção, for online travel agency Fly One, for the La Basque ice cream stores network and for bottlling company Águas da Prata, and was fired after divorcing Lúcia in 2001.
Flávia Faria de Vasconcellos lives in Rio de Janeiro, where she founded the Babuska shop, a Rio version of the group’s ice cream brand, La Basque. She is the author of Babuska: um Sonho de Sorvete (Babuska: a dream ice cream). She is married to Luiz Henrique de Souza Lima de Vasconcellos, director at Alpha Seguradora and other of the group’s companies; he is also a member of Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC), a business school focused o “development and capacitation of executives, businesspeople and public managers”. FDC’s council is presided by the catholic Bishop Don Serafim Fernandes de Araújo and is financed by Banco Alfa. FDC has two programs focused on family businesses. Their Program for Future Shareholders is “aimed at young people from 16 to 21 years old, who wish to make an immersion in the market and business world”; their Partnership for the Development of the Shareholder and the Businessfamily aims at “contributing for the development of family businesses, aiding their members in the creation of an environment that favors debate and the construction of a mature and professional future, thus safeguarding the business long life, the estate’s preservation and the harmony in family relations”.
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