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Access Holdings names short term successor for Herbert Wigwe



Access Holdings names short name successor for Herbert Wigwe

In the wake of a devastating helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Access Holdings Plc’s former Group Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Herbert Wigwe, his wife, and son, the company has announced the appointment of Bolaji Agbede as the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer.

Access Holdings Plc, a prominent financial institution based in Nigeria, made the announcement on February 12, 2024, following the tragic events of February 9, 2024.

The Board of Directors issued a statement confirming Agbede’s appointment, pending approval from the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Ms. Bolaji Agbede brings with her nearly three decades of professional experience in banking and business consultancy services. Having joined Access Bank in 2003 as an Assistant General, she has since held various roles within the institution, including Head of Group Human Resources from 2010 to 2022.

In 2022, she was appointed as the founding Executive Director of Business Support, a position she held until her recent appointment as Acting Group CEO.

Agbede holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Lagos, as well as a Master of Business Administration Degree from Cranfield University UK in 2002.

She is a distinguished member of the Chartered Institute of Management UK and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria.

The appointment of Bolaji Agbede comes amidst a period of mourning and transition for Access Holdings Plc, as the company grapples with the loss of its former CEO and charts a new course under Agbede’s leadership.