Just In: Access Holdings Appoints Acting CEO After Tragic Loss

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In a sudden move, Access Holdings Plc has named Ms. Bolaji Agbede as the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer.

Beyond Boders reports that this decision comes after the tragic passing of former CEO, Dr. Herbert Wigwe.

Wigwe, along with his wife, son, and former chairman of the Nigeria Exchange Group, Abimboloa Ogunbanjo, lost their lives in a helicopter crash last Friday.

The company’s Board of Directors, in a statement dated February 12, 2024, announced Agbede’s appointment. However, the appointment is still pending approval from the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Agbede, who has been with Access Bank since 2003, brings nearly thirty years of experience in banking and business consultancy.

She held various positions within the bank, including Head of Group Human Resources and founding Executive Director of Business Support.

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

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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