Access Holdings Plc has named Bolaji Agbede as the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer following the tragic passing of the Group’s CEO, Herbert Wigwe.
“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 CEO of the Company following the unfortunate demise of its former Group CEO, Dr Herbert Wigwe, on February 9, 2024,” the company said in a statement Monday.
Mr Wigwe, along with his wife, son, and former chairman of the Nigeria Exchange Group, Abimbola Ogunbanjo, lost their lives in a helicopter crash in the United States on Friday, February 9, 2024.
Ms. Agbede’s career at Access Bank began in 2003 as an Assistant General, bringing nearly three decades of professional experience spanning banking and business consultancy services.
During her tenure at the bank, she held various roles, including Head of Group Human Resources from 2010 to 2022. In 2022, she was appointed as the company’s founding Executive Director of Business Support, a position she held until her recent appointment as Acting Group Chief Executive Officer.
Ms. Agbede holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Lagos and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Cranfield University, UK, obtained in 2002.
Furthermore, she is a member of both the Chartered Institute of Management in the UK and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria.
Her appointment is subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria.