Vincent Mendes de Franca

Vincent Mendes de Franca served as president of Colgate-Palmolive Canada from 1981 to 1993.

He spent most of his career with Colgate beginning in the 1960s in his native Guyana. Over the course of 20 years, he assumed increasingly senior positions with the company in different countries including Trinidad, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Brazil, until he relocated to Canada to assume the role of president of the Canadian business. He passed away in Unionville, Ontario on January 5, 2021; he was 83 years old. 

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