Jeremy Stephen is a trained business and financial consultant who assists business entities with their business and financial planning strategies. A former economist at the Central Bank of Barbados, he graduated with a BSc. Economics (First Class Honours) from University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus (UWI), where he received the prestigious Charles M. Kennedy Prize for academic excellence in Economics. A former Common wealth Scholarship winnerin 2006, he completed his MSc. Finance degree from Imperial College Business School in 2007.
His core specialisation is in financial and economic modeling along with web development; and financial training along with financial and business advisory services. These skills were initially honed during his stints at the Central Bank of Barbados – where he was responsible for maintaining the Bank’s economic and financial forecasting model – and his highly quantitative Master’s programme at Imperial College London. He is also a lecturer at UWI Cave Hill in the Economics Department specializing in financial economics and technology.
Jeremy is currently the President of the Barbados Economics Society and stands ready to participate in economic, business and financial seminars and conferences. Jeremy’s day-to-day responsibilities, include, business analytics; web and app development; corporate advisory; management of the internal and external financial monitoring systems; financial due diligence; marketing; and fund raising. He has provided financial consultancy, business advisory services to the Nation Corporation Inc, the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), the Barbados Agricultural Development and Management Corporation (BADMC), Systems Consulting Ltd, Invest Caribbean Now, Alpha Banco de Inversion, and The Craane Group (Merril Lynch) amongst others, Pollards Et Filles (Guyana) Ltd, and he also partners with several consultancy firms, such as May Hinds Consulting and Samdor Services Inc. in the areas of economic, finance and business anaylsis and web technologies.
An avid basketballer and football fan, Jeremy’s interests also lie in charitable causes and a passion for sustainable economic growth through healthcare, alternative energy, agriculture, logistics, and tourism. He is now a member of UNDP’s Small Grants Program Steering Committee.