JAM | Mar 24, 2023

5 things to know about investment executive K’sha White

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K’sha White, portfolio manager for FirstRock Private Equity. (Photo: Contributed)

K’sha White is the Portfolio Manager for FirstRock Private Equity (FRPE). She is an investment professional who is inclined to work in a dynamic environment.

White first joined FRPE as a portfolio analyst and quickly got promoted, as a result of her hardworking and diligent nature.

Notwithstanding her corporate responsibilities, she exercises a good balance with her personal life.

Here are five things you might not have known about portfolio manager K’Sha White.

Almost became a Lawyer!

While she absolutely loves her job and enjoys economics-related material, White initially enrolled in university to pursue her LL.B.

“I spent my first year in university pursuing a Law Degree and very quickly realised it wasn’t for me. I had to do some deep soul searching to figure out what I really wanted to do, and in my second year, I switched majors to Economics and Finance, and it was the best decision I made,” White shared.

White is an elephant lover who thinks there are magnificent creatures.

She is an elephant lover!

We all have at least one animal that we truly love. White happens to be an elephant lover, who has been collecting elephant souvenirs for years.

It is widely known that elephants are highly intelligent animals with complex emotions, feelings, and self-awareness. Elephants have always been considered sacred animals, although the spiritual symbolism of elephants may differ within cultures.

“I think elephants are magnificent creatures, as they represent wisdom, good luck, and protection in cultures all over the world. When I was nine, I started collecting elephant figurines, and now I have a collection of over 20 figurines of varying sizes and colours from around the world.”

White says she is a lover of food and enjoys trying new foods and restaurants.

Loves food but the Kitchen not so much!

We know that cooking can be quite therapeutic for many, however, in White’s case the kitchen can be quite stressful, but she is still a true foodie at heart.

“One of my favourite things to do is eat. I love trying new foods and new restaurants. It’s a great way for me to spend time with my friends and family enjoying a good meal. As much as I love food, however, I don’t enjoy preparing it! You will very rarely find me in the kitchen,” White said.

White describes herself as a carnival junkie who have been to quite a number of carnivals.

She is a Carnival Junkie

It’s Carnival season! Which means reveller’s like White are about to take to the streets in true fashion and style. It is that time of the year when Jamaican’s come together in love and unity to play mas.

“I absolutely love Carnival! I’ve been Playing Mas since I was 17- I’ve done Jamaica Carnival 10 times and Trinidad Carnival twice. I’m hoping to experience St Lucia and Barbados carnivals in the near future.”

She is an avid reader.

Reading is an important learning experience. It stimulates one’s imagination and increases your knowledge base and White happens to enjoy a good book every now and then.

“I think reading those stories with plots so far removed from reality is a great way to relax and unwind. It provides me with a little escape so I can reset and recharge.”


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