Freight Agency conduct staff Q&As in which we introduce you to different members of the Freight Agency team in order to help you, our customer, gain a more personal understanding of the company that you are working with.
This week we interviewed Bernard. Bernard is employed by Freight Agency Ghana at our office in Tema as our Sales Executive. He joined the company in 2010 and his role involves selling the Freight Agency global service into Ghana, finding new accounts, servicing existing customers and providing consignees with a value added service for bookings made from elsewhere.
What does your job role involve?
Looking for new customers whilst maintaining strong relationships with existing customers. General administrative – tracking of containers, amendment of bills of lading, negotiating.
What do you enjoy about your job?
I like my job because it’s very interactive and securing new customers makes me very proud.
What do you enjoy about living in Ghana?
There is a lot of freedom living in Ghana, especially compared with some other African countries.
Are there any challenging parts of living/ working in Ghana?
Yes, there is too much traffic in town and a one hour car journey can take three hours which makes planning very difficult. Some people do not care for the environment and dump rubbish at the side of the street which leaves a lot of mess.
What are your hobbies?
Music, football and current affairs. I enjoy listening to High Life. I support Hearts of Oak and Chelsea FC.
Who inspires you?
My Grandmother/Celestine Kuwornu. Over the year she has been the bedrock of my life. She inspires me and gives me very good advice. She always advises me against drinking alcohol, smoking, getting in with the wrong crowd and, above all, that I should always do the right thing. She is the reason I am here today. After my BECE (basic education certificate examination) my biological parents suggested I learn to sew which I turned down, but they insisted. My maternal grandmother told my parents that if they didn’t have the money to send me to Senior Secondary school, she would look after me. I left my parents and went to live with my grandmother. She sent me to a nearby community Senior Secondary School. Her words of advice ensured that I became a better person in life.
What is your favourite quote?
‘Success will not lower its standards to accommodate you. God provides food for every bird but not in their nest. Work hard to match the standard’
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