Starting with a little more than a love for travel, Kelvin “PJ Kev” Mensah has secured his standing as one of the youngest and most well-known private jet brokers in the world. Servicing high-net-worth individuals from all walks of life (spanning across media & entertainment, the sports industry, and corporate America), the illustrious serial entrepreneur has been acknowledged as one of the travel industry’s rising stars. With an unparalleled presence in North America, the United Kingdom, and West Africa, Kelvin chartered 100+ private jets in 2019 and shows no sign of taking his foot off the gas on his road to success.
His passion for the industry took a new form right before college as he aimed to carve out a career path and enter a market none of his colleagues had had success in. “I didn’t even know what I was doing in the beginning,” Kelvin humbly admits, but he knew he didn’t want to settle for mediocrity – “I wanted to be involved at the highest level!” The luxury brand innovator reached out to a good portion of his like-minded contacts and kept knocking on doors until he secured his first job with a brokerage company within his first year of moving to LA. Five years later, Kelvin is now an esteemed private jet broker and technology executive. That rocky beginning every entrepreneur experiences has now evolved into a global movement for Kelvin, who is now redirecting his initiatives regarding expansion towards his parents’ hometown of Accra, Ghana.
Upon starting his career in private aviation, he has embarked on a philanthropic journey to start a mentorship foundation which will provide children with the tools and resources they need to excel academically. By giving others an opportunity to follow in his footsteps, he is creating an unparalleled fellowship that could go on for generations. Kelvin is adamant about showcasing the wonders of the world most millennials do not have an opportunity to experience, while highlighting the beauty of Africa.Throughout his career, he has developed relationships with multiple influencers who are willing to travel with him while raising awareness around Africa’s multitude of resources and tourist attractions.
In fact, he has already discussed ventures in Africa with the likes of Meek Mill, Akon, and Sean Combs.
Stay tuned for some of the exciting initiatives Kelvin is set to roll out this year and beyond as he plans to bring awareness to West Africa’s luxury market on an unprecedented scale.