The Minister of Tourism, Investment and Aviation takes over in The Bahamas

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The Minister of Tourism, Investment and Aviation takes over in The Bahamas
I. Chester Cooper
Source: TM Latin America
September 24, 2021

I. Chester Cooper is the elected official of the new Liberal Progressive Party government. Will be in charge of the recovery of the paradisiacal Caribbean destination

Tourism Director General Joy Jibrilu stated: “We at the Ministry of Tourism look forward to working under the new leadership of Minister Cooper, who will bring to our Ministry the wealth of knowledge and experience that he has accumulated in his career as a successful leader in the private sector. Minister Cooper's energy and keen business acumen are exactly what is needed as our Ministry continues the momentum toward tourism recovery amid an ongoing pandemic. "
Minister Cooper recognizes that all core business in The Bahamas is driven by the international community and that an understanding of the international business context is absolutely critical to the sustainable expansion of The Bahamas' tourism, aviation and investment sectors. As someone who has achieved great success in private sector leadership, Mr. Cooper takes the helm of the nation's number one industry with a keen awareness of the monumental task ahead. Enjoy the opportunity to rise to the challenge in the service of your beloved country.
Minister Cooper is the youngest of 12 siblings and is married to Cecelia Cooper. They are the proud parents of three children.
His early struggles pushed him to be brave, resilient, and humble; qualities that served him well as he moved up the corporate ladder to become Chairman and CEO of BAF Global Group and Chairman and CEO of BAF Financial & Insurance (Bahamas) Ltd. He
was the first Chairman of the Insurance Advisory Committee and founding director of the Bahamas Venture Fund. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), a distinguished master of ceremonies, and serves on several private sector boards.
Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper is the Deputy Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and a Member of Parliament for the Exumas and Ragged Island constituencies.


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