BusinessAccess Holdings Appoints Bolaji Agbede As Acting Group Chief Executive Officer

Access Holdings Appoints Bolaji Agbede As Acting Group Chief Executive Officer

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February 13, (THEWILL) – Following the death of Herbert Wigwe, the founding Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc, the board of directors of the Group, has appointed Ms Bolaji Agbede as the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO).

The appointment is subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the board of directors said in a statement on Monday.

THEWILL reports that Wigwe died in a helicopter crash alongside his wife, son and a former chairman of the Nigeria Exchange Group, Abimboloa Ogunbanjo, on Friday, in California, United States.

“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”, the statement read.

Agbede, who joined Access Bank in 2003, as an Assistant General, has nearly three decades of professional experience cutting across banking and business consultancy services.

She served in different roles at the bank including, Head, Group Human Resources between 2010 and 2022, before she was appointed the company’s founding Executive Director, Business Support in 2022, a role she held until her new appointment

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

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

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