N. Christian Stokes
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Bio: Nelson Christian (Chris) Stokes is the Founder and Executive Chairman NCS Enterprises, a group of companies focusing on money services, Diaspora driven micro-investing, Caribbean online education, and sports administration. He is the owner and Managing Director of NCS eMoney Services (TCI) Limited which offers money transfers, bill payments, mobile wallet and card services in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The company won the award for MoneyGram Caribbean agent of the Year in 2011, beating out a host of larger financial institutions across the Caribbean after just 3 years in operation. Chris is the founder Caribbeanischool, the leading online learning platform in Jamaica hosting services for institutions such as the Jamaica Foundation for Life Long Learning, Quality Academics and Math Unlimited. He started the Caribbean’s first crowdfunding site, CariCoCo.com in 2013 and is part owner and General Secretary for the Jamaica Bobsleigh Team sports franchise. He also does team building and leadership training for corporations worldwide under his knowledge based business, Conspicio. Immediately before starting his own group of companies, Chris held the position of General Manager – International Business Division at National Commercial Bank, Jamaica Limited (NCB). Prior to Joining NCB he held the post of Senior Vice-President – Business Development at the Victoria Mutual Building Society where he participated in pioneering the outreach of Jamaican financial institutions in the Diaspora. Chris is a 4-Time Winter Olympian as part of the world famous Jamaica Bobsleigh Team on which the Movie Cool Runnings is based, and is author of the book ‘Cool Runnings and Beyond – the Story of the Jamaican Bobsleigh Team’ a real life account of the team’s exploits. Chris holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Washington State University, a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Idaho and a post graduate diploma in banking from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He is currently a Doctoral student at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies at the University of the West Indies, and is a Guest Columnist on Leadership for The Gleaner.

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