Journey into how Jekwu Onwughalu, founded Jenik Freight Int’l freight forwarding company

Nigerian entrepreneur and investor, Chukwujekwu Maduabuchukwu Onwughalu, simply known as Jekwu Onwughalu, has revealed how he started one of the biggest freight companies in the world.

Jekwu Onwughalu, who is based in Calgary, Canada, attended the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Imo State, where he bagged a Bsc in mechanical engineering. His passion for how various components of an entire engine  work independently and collectively was initiated at his father’s auto-workshop. In his undergraduate days, he would spend his holidays at his dad’s mechanic workshop.

“Upon graduation from the university, I was posted to Shell Canada where I completed a 1 year training programme under the National Youth Service Corps which began a very successful career journey in Oil and gas”, he explained.

Jekwu Onwughalu’s exposure in the oil and gas sector formed a major influence in his future achievements till date. He obtained a master’s degree in petroleum engineering from Heriot Watt University in Scotland, United Kingdom. He spent 15 years professionally in Drilling, Completions and Workover operations for multinational oil companies in both Nigeria and overseas, occupying key positions.

In 2012, the Jenik Freight CEO, who has six other siblings, relocated to Canada. Four years after, he would leverage his networking and expertise to start his own company, inspiring himself to succeed, in the face of scare black mentors in the industry. However, Jekwu Onwughalu who is married and blessed with three children–Kamsi, Ebuka and Ebube, stuck to his convictions, took the risks and faced the challenges head-on.

Jenik Freight specialises in providing import and export services via ocean and air to worldwide destinations. His expertise cuts across technical finesse, business acumen and innovation in logistics. The company is committed to providing innovative and cost-effective logistics solutions to businesses looking to streamline their operations and drive growth, using cutting edge technology and disruptive ideas. His idea behind  Jenik Freight is to bridge identified gaps in shipping to underserved areas and drive innovation in the logistics industry. Today, he has established himself as your trusted logistics and freight partner, shipping to every location worldwide with partners in over 150 ports and 300 cities worldwide.

Jekwu Onwughalu has passion for volunteering and giving back to the community through service, having served as President of Igbo Cultural Association of Calgary (ICAC), Vice-President of Igbo Cultural Association of Calgary, Co-Chairman of Igbo Day event, Trustee for Anambra State Association among others. He explained the company’s little secret to success under such a short period of time.

“Our core value is excellent customer service. We try as much as possible to make sure that we give excellent customer service to all our customers,”  disclosed Jekwu Onwughalu

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