Mr. Steven Whittingham is the Managing Director of GK Capital Management, the investment and advisory subsidiary of GraceKennedy Limited and was previously the President of First Global Financial Services Limited (FGFS). In this capacity, he was responsible for the strategic leadership and direction of one of Jamaica’s leading diversified financial institutions.
Before joining FGFS, he was the Managing Director of The Antilles Group (TAG), formerly Cool Petroleum Limited (CPL), a downstream petroleum distribution business and the Shell Licensee in Jamaica. Prior to that he founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Island Ice and Beverage Company Limited, a manufacturer and distributor of packaged ice in Jamaica.
Mr. Whittingham is the holder of a MBA from the Harvard Business School along with B.Sc. degrees in Systems Engineering and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He began his career at BlackRock Financial Management in New York and worked also for Morgan Stanley in London in their Mergers and Acquisitions Investment Banking Group.
Mr. Whittingham serves as a Director on several private and public sector boards including the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), Jamaica International Insurance Company Limited (JIIC), Jamaica Promotions Corporation Ltd. (JAMPRO), Jamaica Manufacturer’s Association (JMA), National Road Operating and Construction Company (NROCC), and the HEART Trust/NTA.