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Access Holdings Plc appoints Bolaji Agbede as Acting Group CEO

Access Holdings Plc has appointed Bolaji Agbede as the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer.


This comes after the demise of the Group’s CEO, Herbert Wigwe, who died in a helicopter crash in California, United States on Friday, February 9, 2024.


A statement from the company’s secretary Sunday Ekwochi said, “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.


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


Until her recent appointment, Ms. Agbede was the Company’s most senior founding Executive Director in charge of Business Support.


She has nearly three decades of professional experience cutting across banking and business consultancy services. Ms Agbede commenced her professional career in 1992 at Guaranty Trust Bank and served in various capacities within the Commercial Banking and Operations functions rising to the position of Manager in 2001.


She subsequently served as the Chief Executive Officer of JKG Limited, a business consulting outfit in 2003.


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 has about 30 years of experience cutting across banking and business consultancy services.


She began her career at Guaranty Trust Bank in 1992 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Lagos (1990) and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Canfield 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.


Her appointment is however subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria.


Credit: 3news

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