Liberty City CEO tapped for new foreign trade zone

The ambassador of the city of Miami’s Foreign Trade Zone’s workplace isn’t located in a posh office in Brickell or South Beach. His headquarters is tucked away in Poinciana Park, in an area known as the 79th Street Corridor District.

George L. Yap is CEO of Leasa Industries Co. Inc., a nearly 40-year-old grower, manufacturer and exporter of health foods over in Liberty City. Today, the company started in April 1997, brings in revenue of more than $10 million annually.

But it hasn’t always been that way for the Chinese-Jamaican born proprietor.