The Mexican Chinese Juan M. Ley, together with his family members and friends, returned to his hometown Lanxia village in Shaxi yesterday morning and was warmly welcomed.
Juan M. Ley is not only the president of Latin America Supermarket Association, owning 180 supermarkets in Mexico, but also the richest Chinese in Mexico as his businesses covering various areas.
Juan Manuel Ley is the Casa Ley chairman. He also is president of the baseball teams Saltillo in the Mexican Summer League and Culiacán in the Mexican Winter League.
Ley was born and raised in Mexico and is of Chinese descent. The eldest of eight brothers and sisters, Juan Manuel is the CEO of Culiacán Sinaloa Mexico's Based Grupo Ley, which comprises several companies going from Casa Ley SA de CV, one of Mexico's largest retail supermarkets (co-owned by California based Safeway Inc.), Apparel Stores, Baseball Teams in both Mexican Leagues (Saraperos de Saltillo and Tomateros de Culiacán), Automobile Dealerships, and Del Campo y Asociados, one of the largest producers of fresh tomatoes for export into the United States.
“I come back for two reasons. Firstly, this is the first time my friends come here. I want to show them more about my hometown’s culture. The other reason is to have a better understanding about the economic development and enterprises here and to seek opportunities of cooperation between Zhongshan and Mexico.” He planned to bring his supermarket executives to Zhongshan to purchase, he added.
Last night, Vice mayor Han Zesheng also gave a warm reception to them.