Access Holdings Plc has announced the appointment of Bolaji Agbede as the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer.

This development trails the tragic death of the former Group Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Herbert Wigwe.

Access Bank: Bolaji Agbede Named Wigwe’s Replacement
Bolaji Agbede

Wigwe died alongside his wife and son in an helicopter crash on Friday.

A statement was released by the company’s Board of Directors.


It was dated February 12, 2024.

That statement stated that the appointment was subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria.


The Announcement

“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.

This follows 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,” the statement read in part.

A Glance At Agbede

Agbede joined Access Bank in 2003 as an Assistant General.


She is blessed with nearly three decades of professional experience cutting across banking and business consultancy services.

She served in different roles at the bank including, Head, Group Human Resources between 2010 and 2022.


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After that, she was appointed the company’s founding Executive Director, Business Support in 2022, a role she held until her new appointment.

Agbede 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.

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


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