13th February, 2024
Following the death of its Group Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Herbert Wigwe, Access Holdings Plc, has now announced the appointment of Ms. Bolaji Agbede as its Acting Group Chief Executive Officer.
Wigwe died in the USA in a helicopter crash alongside his wife, son, and a former chairman of the Nigeria Exchange Group, Abimbola Ogunbanjo on Friday
The Board of Directors of Access Holdings plc, in a statement, said, Agbede’s appointment was subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria
The statement said: “Further to its announcement dated February 11, 2024, the Board of Directors of Access Holdings Plc (‘the Company’) has today announced the appointment of Ms Bolaji Agbede as the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer of the Company following the unfortunate demise of its former Group Chief Executive Officer, Dr Herbert Wigwe, on February 9, 2024.
“The appointment is subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria:.
Agbede who has worked across banking and consultancy services for almost 30 years, joined Access Bank in 2003.
Agbede who had served the company in different capacities was until her appointment its Executive Director, Business Support in 2022, a role she held until her new appointment
The new acting CEO holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Lagos and a Masters of Business Administration Degree from Cranfield University UK in 2002. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management UK and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria.