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NCB Chairman Wins Business Excellence Award

Published:Friday | May 22, 2015 | 5:00 AM
Michael Lee Chin (centre), chairman of the NCB Group of Companies proudly holds the A.G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award from Black Enterprise. Sharing the moment are Earl ‘Butch’ Graves (left), CEO and president, Black Enterprise and Derek Dingle, senior vice president and chief content officer, Black Enterprise.

Chairman of National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited, Michael Lee-Chin, last Friday, received the A.G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award, Black Enterprise's highest honour for business excellence. The award recognises the entrepreneurial spirit of an individual who has established an extended and consistently distinguished record of success.

His achievement was celebrated at the 20th anniversary of the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Celebration and awards dinner in Atlanta, Georgia. Lee-Chin shared his business strategies and philosophies with more than 1,000 attendees at a special fireside chat session titled 'A One-on-One Conversation with Michael Lee-Chin'.

After receiving the award, Lee-Chin expressed special recognition and congratulated Black Enterprise for promoting role models like Gaston.

"Role models are perhaps the most essential instruments to encourage aspirants to demonstrate commitment and dedication towards any cause. Role models are powerful catalysts to raising the confidence, enthusiasm and energy level of an entire generation," Lee-Chin said.

 

Voice in the wilderness

 

He noted that, during the 1960s, Gaston was the voice in the wilderness as an apostle who spoke of the need of blacks to accumulate green power by going into business. "But it was only in the last few years that we were able to witness the first glimmers of a reawakening interest in the importance of the business enterprise. Tonight, Gaston would be so proud of you," Lee-Chin told the large gathering.

Black Enterprise is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, the organisation has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers.