Agbede succeeds Wigwe as Access Bank Chief Executive Officer

Access Holdings Plc has announced the appointment of Ms. Bolaji Agbede as the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer of the company.

Agbede’s appointment comes three days after the death of the former Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe in a helicopter crash alongside his wife, son, and a former chairman of the Nigeria Exchange Group, Abimbola Ogunbanjo in California, United States.

The company’s Board of Directors in a statement signed by the Company Secretary, Sunday Ekwochi and dated February 12, 2024, said the appointment was subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria.


The statement reads in part, “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.”

Until her recent appointment, Ms Agbede was the company’s most senior founding Executive Director in charge of business services with nearly three decades of professional experience cutting across banking and business consultancy services.

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