Starting with a little more than a love for travel, Kelvin “PJ Kev” Mensah has secured his standing as one
of the youngest 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 500+ private jets in 2022 and shows no sign of taking his foot off the gas on his road to success. Kelvin’s relentless efforts to master his craft and perpetually expanding list of high-profile clientele, has set him apart from his peers in the private aviation industry. With a strong social media presence already admired by his mentors – Diddy and Meek Mill, his network serves as a testament as to how impactful his brand has become in such a short amount of time.
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. In addition to philanthropy, Kelvin has been in the process of building a robust portfolio of companies under his well-known “PJ Kev Approved” brand he started with his long-time partner & business manager, Aaron Wilson. In September 2019, Kelvin (alongside Aaron) set out to spread his wings with the launch of Approved Jets, a private aviation brokerage that generated multi-millions in revenue in the first 12 months of its existence. In February 2020, Kelvin started producing e-learning tools and set social media in a frenzy when he & Aaron, released their book, “How To Get Funding For Your Startup”. With shoutouts and mentions from long-time friend -- grammy-nominated hip hop superstar, Meek Mill and Philadelphia 76ers’ owner, Michael Rubin, it was no surprise that hard copies of the book were sold out in less than 1 week.
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.