Stephen Mendes

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Customs Administration

Stephen Mendes was born in Jamaica but emigrated to the UK as a child. He worked as an operational customs officer in the UK, first in uniform and later as an investigator. Since 1997 he has worked internationally in both advisory and executive capacities. His experience includes Latvia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, India, Ukraine and Mauritius, where he was Director of Customs. He was the Customs Administration Adviser for AFRITAC South from 2011 to 2015 when he moved to CARTAC in Barbados. He has an MSc in Development Management, a Masters in International Revenue Administration and a Post Graduate Certificate in Program Evaluation.