President of the Mexican Stock Exchange dies, had been diagnosed with coronavirus


MEXICO CITY, Apr 12 (Reuters) – The president of the board of the Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV), Jaime Ruiz Sacristán, died on Sunday without the causes being immediately disclosed, although weeks ago he had tested positive for coronavirus .

In mid-March, the Stock Exchange reported the contagion of the executive who, he said, was working from home without presenting symptoms.

“It is with deep sadness that we report that Lic. Jaime Ruiz Sacristán, Chairman of his Board of Directors, passed away today. Directors and staff send our condolences to his family and friends, we regret this sensitive loss,” the BMV said on Sunday. a brief statement.

A company spokesman did not respond to a request for comment from Reuters.

Important executives, businessmen, officials and politicians of the country mourned the death of Ruiz Sacristán, who also served as chairman of the board of the small bank BX + (Ve Por Más) and headed the Association of Banks of Mexico (ABM) from 2007 to 2014.

“What a pity! My heartfelt condolences to the family of Jaime Ruiz Sacristán and his friends, who are many. Rest in peace,” wrote former President Felipe Calderón on his Twitter account.

So far Mexico has registered 4,219 confirmed cases and 273 deaths related to the virus, which has spread to 214 nations and threatens to trigger a deep global recession.

(Report by Sharay Angulo. Edited by Noé Torres)