BREAKING: Access Holdings Appoints Bolaji Agbede as Acting CEO

BREAKING: Access Holdings Appoints Bolaji Agbede as Acting CEO

In a recent development, Access Holdings Plc has announced the appointment of Ms. Bolaji Agbede as the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer. This decision comes in the wake of the tragic passing of the former Group CEO, Dr. Herbert Wigwe, who, along with his family and a former chairman of the Nigeria Exchange Group, Abimbola Ogunbanjo, lost their lives in a helicopter crash last Friday.

The company's Board of Directors, in a statement dated February 12, 2024, disclosed that Agbede's appointment is pending approval from the Central Bank of Nigeria. Having joined Access Bank in 2003 as an Assistant General, Agbede brings almost thirty years of experience in banking and business consultancy to her new role.

She has held various positions within the bank, including Head of Group Human Resources from 2010 to 2022, and more recently, she served as the founding Executive Director of Business Support until her recent appointment.

Agbede holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Lagos, as well as a Master of Business Administration Degree from Cranfield University, UK.

Additionally, she is a member of both the Chartered Institute of Management UK and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria.