Access Bank announces replacement for Herbert Wigwe

Access Holdings Plc has officially named Ms. Bolaji Agbede as the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer, following the tragic passing of its former Group Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Herbert Wigwe.

The announcement comes in the wake of Wigwe’s untimely demise in a helicopter crash, alongside his wife, son, and former Nigeria Exchange Group Chairman, Abimbola Ogunbanjo, on Friday.

In a statement dated February 12, 2024, the company’s Board of Directors conveyed the appointment, highlighting that it is subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria. The statement further emphasized the continuation of the leadership transition process initiated on February 11, 2024.

Ms. Bolaji Agbede, who commenced her journey with Access Bank in 2003 as an Assistant General Manager, brings with her nearly three decades of invaluable experience spanning banking and business consultancy services. Her appointment signifies a crucial step in maintaining stability and ensuring seamless operations within Access Holdings Plc during this challenging period.



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