Mr. Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, is a 50 year old entrepreneur par excellence. Born on the 20th July, 1966, he attended basic schools in Bagabaga and Sakasaka in Tamale as well as the Methodist Demonstration School in Ho. In 1980 he entered Tema Secondary School for his O’Level and Abuakwa State College for A Level. He entered the University of Science and Technology in 1988 and completed in 1992 with BSc. Honours. He holds a Masters degree in Port and Shipping Administration (MA) from the Regional Maritime University.
After his National Service with NACVET, he established his own company In International Freight Forwarding. Mr. Ahenkorah’s Carloking Freight Services is currently headquartered in Tema with branches in Takoradi port and Accra airport employing over 100 people both casual and permanent.
Carloking has over 10,000 affiliate companies worldwide shared between 3 blue chip networks of freight forwarding associations. The company handles mainly project cargo and was awarded the Business Initiative Directives (BID) gold category for excellence in freight forwarding in Paris, France in 2012.
Also similar awards from various international bodies like World Cargo Alliance (WCA) Relocations, Tema Excellence Awards and many more characterize Carloking’s position in the industry. Mr. Carlos Ahenkorah, the CEO of the company has contributed a lot in the field of freight forwarders (GIFF) from 2009 to 2013, when he exposed the industry to the outside world by announcing Ghana to foreign partners.
Much of the successes chalked in the industry today could be attributed to him. He was the first lecturer in freight forwarding at the Regional Maritime University from 2002 where he still lectures the graduate level till date. He also lectures at GIMPA and the FIATA diploma in freight forwarding at the GIFF School.
He serves on many Boards both locally and internationally like:
- FIATA working group sea transport, Switzerland
- Gerson , Lehrman Group
- Chairman, Kwaebibirem rural bank
- Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD)
- Ghana Revenue Authority