Access Bank Appoints Bolaji Agbede as Acting CEO Following Herbert Wigwe’s Demise

Access Bank Appoints Bolaji Agbede as Acting CEO Following Herbert Wigwe’s Demise

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In the wake of the tragic demise of Access Bank's former CEO, Herbert Wigwe, Bolaji Agbede steps in as the acting Group CEO, bringing a wealth of experience and understanding of the Access culture. The appointment reflects the bank's robust succession planning practices.

Access Bank, Nigeria's largest bank, has named Bolaji Agbede as the acting Group CEO following the untimely death of Herbert Wigwe in a helicopter crash. The appointment is pending approval from the Central Bank of Nigeria. Agbede, with extensive leadership experience at Access Bank since 2003, is seen as the ideal choice for steering the bank towards its strategic vision. The decision aligns with the bank's commitment to robust succession planning, according to Chairman Abubakar Jimoh. Agbede has a background in Mathematics and Statistics, holds an MBA, and is a member of distinguished professional institutes, highlighting her qualifications for the role.


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