Access Holdings Appoints Bolaji Agbede as Acting CEO Following Herbert Wigwe’s Tragic Death
Access Holdings Plc has swiftly responded to the tragic loss of its former Group Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Herbert Wigwe, by appointing Ms. Bolaji Agbede as the Acting Group CEO. This decision follows Wigwe’s untimely demise in a helicopter crash on February 9, 2024, alongside his wife, son, and former chairman of the Nigeria Exchange Group, Abimbola Ogunbanjo.
The announcement of Agbede’s appointment, made on Monday, February 12, 2024, underscores the company’s commitment to ensuring continuity and stability during this challenging time. The Board of Directors has nominated Agbede for the position, pending approval from the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Agbede brings a wealth of experience to her new role, having joined Access Bank in 2003 and served in various capacities over the years. With a background in banking and business consultancy services, she most recently held the position of founding Executive Director, Business Support, before assuming her current role as Acting CEO.
Her academic credentials include 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. As Access Holdings navigates through this period of transition, Agbede’s leadership and expertise will be instrumental in maintaining the company’s strategic direction and operational efficiency.