Judith, who has been at Cellulant for 13 years, is a Senior Business Development Manager in the Sales Team responsible for growing the business by acquiring new Small and Medium- sized Enterprise customers and ensuring that the new customers have access to all products and services they need to perform as well as managing existing customers.
Judith describes herself as a diligent, hard- working, persistent young lady who pursues excellence with a smile.
In her free time, she loves to play lawn tennis, listen to music and engage in outreach programmes that impact people’s lives through her acts of service.
Let’s meet Judith, shall we?
Where did you go to university? What did you study?
I graduated from Lagos State University in Nigeria and I studied History and International Studies.
I however got into sales because I had an interest in being part of the people who get to actually pitch how we solve problems that transform the payments space not just in Nigeria but in Africa as well.
Finally, also having worked under a CEO who was an excellent salesman played a huge part in growing my sales career as I was always challenged to grow.
What attracted you to Cellulant?
At the time when I heard about the vacancy at Cellulant.
I made some inquiries and realised the company was providing value-added services to Mobile Network operators and subscribers using technology.
This was very intriguing at the time and I really wanted to be part of a company that was transforming processes in the Nigeria fintech space.
What drives you?
I naturally gravitate towards being part of a process that transforms and impacts people.
The fact that my job contributes towards transforming Africa’s payments gives me a reason to be part of a mission that works hours on end to deliver African homegrown solutions for its people.
What new ways of doing things will you keep from this past year?
I will have to go with staying focused on critical business drivers and looking for alternative ways to get positive results to earn an additional dollar.
Having transitioned from a marketplace business to a payments business, this is the one lesson from the past year I would like to carry into 2022.
What are you looking forward to solving for the business this year?
This year has started well and as a salesperson.
I am pumped and getting psyched to close more merchant accounts and grow our payments business in Nigeria.
What is something you wish you knew earlier in your life?
I wish that I knew early on in life that the trick to succeeding in life is to stay focused. Obsess over what you would like to see as your end game,.
That way everything you do is intentional and contributes towards your end goal.
What achievement are you most proud of?
I am proud to have initiated and completed the certification process with Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc popularly abbreviated as NIBSS (national switch in Nigeria).
This is the first mobile card reader and mobile application for processing cards within Nigeria.
What is the best career advice you have received so far?
The best advice that I have gotten was from my mentor who told me
“I must define my career path early and remain focused on achieving my goals”.
Not defining your career sets you back as you invest in courses.
Describe Cellulant in one sentence
Cellulant is a company that does not believe in boundaries, if you can think it, then it is possible #MakePossible.