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Mr. Kingsley Cooper

Wrong Kingsley Cooper?

Executive Chairman

Local Address: Jamaica
Pulse Investments Ltd
 
Background

Employment History

  • Chief Executive Officer
    Pulse Investments Ltd
  • Executive Chairperson
    Caribbean Fashion Week

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Pulse Investments Ltd
  • Founder
    Caribbean Fashion Week
47 Total References
Web References
Caribbean Fashion Rocks 2010 – Revenge Fashion Magazine
revengefashionmagazine.com, 9 Sept 2011 [cached]
Mr. Cooper was given the awarded for his outstanding contribution to the global fashion industry.
Special guests in attendance included: Kingsley Cooper, CEO of Pulse Investments Ltd, top models Carla Campbell, Jaunel McKenzie, Oraine Barrett, Romae Gordon, and Raquel Heslop, and Geneive Brown Metzger, Jamaica's Consul General to NY.
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment ...
www.jamaicaobserver.com, 13 May 2012 [cached]
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment Wykeham McNeil earlier this month appointed Cooper as chairman of Jamaica's Entertainment Board.
...
Cooper refused to state the immediate priorities of the new Board, saying that he would reserve comment until after the Board's first meeting later this month. But he noted that a strong entertainment industry could be the catalyst for economic growth.
"The talent and creativity of our people are Jamaica's greatest assets. Entertainment and sports are already two of the fastest growing, if not the fastest growing industries in Jamaica," Cooper told the Jamaica Observer. "Our challenge, in this time of economic uncertainty, is to create an enhanced environment in which these assets can flourish, so as to enable even more rapid growth and profit for talent based business."
Cooper, a long time advocate for the development of Jamaica's creative industries, said that he was honoured to accept this appointment as board chairman.
An attorney at law, Kingsley Cooper founded Pulse 32 years ago. The first fashion production, modelling, music and general entertainment company of its kind, it would later be listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange as Pulse Investments Limited. Along the way, as head of Pulse, Cooper effected a number of innovations and firsts for Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. These include the Caribbean Model Search, an international modelling agency, Caribbean Fashionweek, the Superjam concert series, the acclaimed lifestyle TV programme Caribbean Fashion TV and the region's first fashion reality TV series featuring Jamaican, regional and international legs of The Caribbean Model Search.
Cooper pioneered, defined and developed an international modelling industry for the Caribbean, in the process discovering and developing supermodels and other international stars
Off the runways
www.s2smagazine.com, 21 Sept 2007 [cached]
Kingsley Cooper, founder of Caribbean Fashionweek and executive chairman of Pulse Investments Ltd., made a donation of 500,000 Jamaican dollars to Catwalk the World, an innovative conceptual variation of the United Nations World Food Program that creates awareness and funds to help end child hunger globally.
China Textile & Apparel Market -- News
www.texmarket.net, 17 June 2004 [cached]
Kingsley Cooper, executive chairperson of Caribbean Fashion Week (CFW), yesterday urged regional government's to pump more money into the creative industries, arguing that this was one sure way of meeting the challenges of the global marketplace head-on."It's time for governments (of the region) to restructure, re-prioritise, and re-position resources, away from the things which are dead and dying, and focus on those things with high growth potential and which will allow us to succeed on the international market," Cooper argued.
He singled out the fashion industry, noting that in the case of Jamaica, it holds the key "to economic competitiveness" and offers "the best opportunities" for wealth creation.
"The creative industries are the one platform which the Caribbean can justly claim as its own.What we have is unique, special, and exciting, and it is the one thing which the markets in the developed world will pay almost any cost for," he added.
Cooper was speaking at the launch of the third annual Caribbean Fashion Week at the Hilton Kingston Hotel.
He thanked the many sponsors and appealed to the region to continue in its support of the event.
Margaret Bernard, who spoke on behalf of the government of Trinidad and Tobago, praised the pioneering effort of Kingsley Cooper and his team.
Kingsley Cooper, chairman of ...
jamaica-gleaner.com, 21 July 2013 [cached]
Kingsley Cooper, chairman of Pulse Investments and The Entertainment Advisory Board, told The Sunday Gleaner that while live shows may be preferred by all, it is not always financially viable for promoters.
"Everybody prefers live bands, but it is much more expensive and not always viable for events. There are three additional expenses you have to consider when using a band. Firstly, you have to pay the artiste more because they have to pay the band. Secondly, you have to consider sound reinforcement for a band show vs a track show, and thirdly, you may also have to consider additional lighting," Cooper explained.
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