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Meet Eduofon Japhet, Squad’s managing director

Eduofon Japhet, is the managing director of Squad, a product of HabariPay Limited – a subsidiary of Guaranty Trust Holding Company (GTCO plc) that provides payment solutions to businesses.

She was appointed into the office in June 2022. Before then, Japhet was the lead application developer at First Atlantic Bank where she started her career in 2003 and worked for two years.

On leaving the First Atlantic Bank, the young and energetic lady had a working spell with MTN as a database administrator for two months, before joining Guarantee Trust Bank.

Her career journey at Guarantee Trust Bank saw Eduofon Japhet work as a software developer in 2005, which she continued till 2015.

From scratch, the enterprising Japhet and her team built Guarantee Trust Bank’s internet platform in-house.

She later became the group head of the bank’s business solutions in March 2015, where she worked till September 2020.

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Eduofon Japhet is a graduate of computer science at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State where she obtained second class upper (2:1) before proceeding to the Pan-Atlantic University in 2010 for Masters in Business Administration degree from Lagos Business School.

She, however, acquired some skills during the years in project management, business strategy, business analysis, banking, management, information technology, digital transformation and product innovation amidst working to equip herself with the right skills.

Japhet grew up in Calabar, she is the third child out of five children, and is happily married with three kids.

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