Japhet serves as the Executive Director of the W.E.B. Museum Foundation. A Ghanaian American with over 40 years of experience in Corporate America, and the philanthropic community. An experienced corporate manager, Japhet worked at JPMorgan Chase for 25 years and was a Vice President/Controller and Chief of Staff in the General Accounting Operations Unit in the Finance Division. Upon retirement, he foundered a successful minority owned consulting firm, JLM Support Services, with an impressive list of clients including JPMorgan Chase; CIT; Freddie Mac, IPG, Earth Institute at Columbia University, and Kosmos Energy.
He is also the Founder of the non-profit organization, Adakum Educational Foundation, (AEF) which provides basic educational and healthcare opportunities for disadvantaged and poor children, and their parents, in Ghana and other parts of Africa. AEF also supports a Girls Education Enhancement Program (GEEP) that provides free tutorials for selected junior high school students from resource starved village schools in Ghana, to prepare them for the High Schools Entrance Examinations.
Japhet is a Board Member of the National Council of Ghanaian Associations; a member of the North East Regional Council of the non-profit, MedShare Group; and serves as a Senior Advisor to the New York based, Business Council For International Understanding (BCIU), the umbrella organization that was founded in 1955 by President Eisenhower to promote American business and investments in the developing countries. Japhet is a graduate of Bernard Baruch College of the City University of New York (CUNY), New York, USA.