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PEOPLE IN H&S Through the tinted glass of his office in the modern Banco Internacional S.A. building, Luis Nieto, partner in charge of the Deloitte, Plender, Haskins & Sells office in Mexico, can look down on the bustle of traffic and humanity of Mexico City's two main avenues, Reforma and Insurgentes. 'Right down there," he says, pointing to a busy intersection, "I once sold polishing cloths to people in cars stopped at the traffic light. My grandfather had given me a piece of faded red flannel from his store, which I had cut up and washed, then sprinkled with the light oil my mother used for her sewing machine. I sold the pieces for 50 centavos to earn some money while I was going to school." Today, as he relaxes in his many-tiered, modern home built on a steep hillside in the suburb of Tecamachalco, Luis Nieto can look back and savor the events and twists of fortune that have influenced his private and professional life. His father was a doctor who, upon receiving his degree at San Luis Potosi University, had been assigned to practice in the town of San Luis de la Paz, an agricultural community some 200 miles northwest of Mexico City. Although the family moved to Mexico City when Luis was six, he has returned to his birthplace often and still regards it as "the most beautiful town in the world." In addition to being a doctor, Luis' father was an amateur bullfighter, an avocation he gave up as a condition to the acceptance of his marriage proposal. He was also a state champion tennis player. Under this influence, Luis began playing tennis when he was "about three" and while in his early teens he twice advanced to the semi-finals of the Federal District tennis championship, only to lose both times. Another diversion that influenced Luis' life was the Boy Scouts, for it was during trips into the country that he and his friends learned to smoke pipes, using dry corn leaves for tobacco. Now his pipe is an ever-present part of his day. Upon completion of secondary school, Luis had decided that he had had enough of studying. It was time to go to work and make some money. Luis' grandfather was a successful businessman who owned "a store that sold everything, and a couple of ranches." 0 Luis Nieto...Mexico fti#^u**A? PACO CASINO IfEUoloOBES- 17 Copyrighted -- License through Black Star
People in H&S: Luis Nieto .. Mexico
Bone, Walter M.
Thistlethwaite, A. T. H.
Foye, Arthur Bevins
Devore, Malcolm M.
Deloitte, Plender, Haskins & Sells. Mexico City Office
Haskins & Sells. Executive Offices
H&S Reports, Vol. 11, (1974 spring), p. 17-19
|Source||Originally published by: Haskins & Sells|
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