Access Holdings Appoints Bolaji Agbede As Acting Group CEO

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Access Holdings Plc., has appointed Ms. Bolaji Agbede as the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer. The financial institution made the announcement on Monday, February 12th, 2024.

This is coming following the shocking death of its former Group Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Herbert Wigwe.

For those who don’t know, Wigwe died in a helicopter crash alongside his wife, son, and a former Chairman of the Nigeria Exchange Group, Abimboloa Ogunbanjo on Friday, February 9th, 2024.

According to a statement by the company’s Board of Directors, dated February 12, 2024, it stated that the appointment was subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria

The statement reads in part; “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.”

It is worthy of note that the newly appointed CEO, Agbede, joined Access Bank in 2003 as an Assistant General. She has about three decades of professional experience cutting across banking and business consultancy services.

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Agbede 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

She holds 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.

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

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