Book, Manage and Track your international freigt-shipments all in one place
Awele makes the multi-trillion dollar international shipping industry as easy as ordering a ride on Uber, a sharp departure from the status quo: unbridled inefficiencies by freight companies and dissatisfied shippers. For the past 10+ years, our founder – Dr. Godfrey Okeke has been shipping heavy items (cars, cargo, etc.) between Europe, China, US, Canada and Africa. Vexed by the enormous inefficiencies and wastes he experienced doing international freight-shipping; he founded Awele to fix this problem. With Awele, anybody can ship freight to and from Africa with peace of mind – cheaper, faster and with unparalleled reliability and convenience.
Awele combines cutting-edge technologies with the best logistics experts to give you unparalleled international freight-shipping experience.
Meet Our Team
A team that draws on decades of experience across industries.
Godfrey OkekeProduct Manager
Godfrey is a serial entrepreneur & research scientist. For the past 10+ years, Godfrey has been shipping cars and other heavy items between Europe, China, US, Canada and Africa. Vexed by the unbridled inefficiencies he experienced with international freight-shipping, he founded Awele to fix this problem. Prior to Awele, Godfrey spent a decade as a Research Scientist and Post Doctoral Fellow designing digital signal processing algorithms for 4G/LTE-Advanced cellular networks.
Peter NsakaSoftware Developer
Peter is a full-stack software developer who has built an award-winning software company in the Education technology space. He is a recipient of the 2019 Enactus Award given to the top 12 full-time student entrepreneurs in Canada. He is a passionate volunteer who worked with various organizations, including Google to deliver entrepreneurial programs as a mentor in sub-Saharan Africa. Peter is a goal getter who has handled the aforementioned as a full-time student in Canada.
Ike OkonkwoData Scientist
Ike is a Data Scientist leveraging his quantitative background to discover and extract actionable insights from complex datasets and build value-adding data-driven products. He is passionate about democratizing the use of Data and AI to build products that have real impact / value and also utilizing these technologies to leapfrog development especially in underserved regions and problem spaces. His specialties includes Python, R, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Predictive Modeling, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, NLP Ike writes about Data Science education and other data related topics at https://datasciencebootcamps.com/ and http://yet-another-data-blog.blogspot.com/
Shaheel is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He served as an early investor and board member of Login Radius, a high-growth Software as a Service (SaaS) company that has exceeded a valuation of $50 million within 5 years and received a significant investment this year from from Microsoft Ventures and a top-tier US venture fund. Shaheel has previously served as CEO of two high growth Canadian software startups, Director of Business Development at a U.S. enterprise software company, and former strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. He has been involved in starting or running more than 15 startup businesses to date, has actively advised hundreds of startup entrepreneurs and has been involved in raising over $100 million in capital. He holds an MBA (Entrepreneurial Finance) from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce (Distinction) from the University of Alberta.