Nelson Christian (Chris) Stokes Chris is Founder and Executive Chairman of NCS Enterprises, a group of companies focusing on financial services, thought leadership and sports administration.

His flagship financial services company, NCS eMoney Services (TCI) Ltd. offers alternative banking services to the unbanked and underbanked, with the goal of financial empowerment, capital formation, and economic mobility.  The company has been a MoneyGram agent for over 10 years and is the leading money services business in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Other companies include National Company Services which provides business services to MSEs, and sponsorship of NCS First Credit Union to serve his existing customer base.

Mr. Stokes does team building and leadership training for corporations worldwide under his knowledge-based business, nchristianstokes.com.  He has delivered high impact key-note speeches to a wide variety of audiences worldwide.

Chris is the First Vice President for the Jamaica Olympic Association and is a 4-Time Olympian as a member of the Jamaica Bobsleigh Team.  He has played a key role as both athlete and administrator in establishing Jamaica Bobsleigh as a leading though, unlikely competitor in the sport, with multiple Olympic qualifications, and medal placements at international competitions.  He is currently Chairman, of the Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation.  His book, ‘Cool Runnings and Beyond – the Story of the Jamaican Bobsleigh Team’ is the definitive history of this renowned Jamaican brand.  His company, Akan Sports Management, supports athletes in their educational and asset management plans to facilitate successful post-competition life.  He is also Co-Founder and Chairman Akan Track Club.

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.

He holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Washington State University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Idaho and a post graduate diploma in banking from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. Chris is currently a Doctoral student at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies at the University of the West Indies, where his thesis, “Does Leadership Matter? How Can CEO Leadership Style Impact Financial Stability. A Multiple Case Study of Jamaican Financial Institutions” has been recognized by the University and The Bank of Jamaica as groundbreaking research of regional importance.  He is also a Guest Columnist on Leadership for The Jamaican Gleaner, a leading Caribbean newspaper.

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