Access Holdings appoints Bolaji Agbede as acting CEO

Access Holdings appoints Bolaji Agbede as acting CEO

Ms. Bolaji Agbede was named as Access Holdings Plc’s Acting Group Chief Executive Officer on Monday.

This followed the death of Herbert Wigwe, the company’s previous Group CEO.

Wigwe died in a helicopter crash on Friday, along with his wife, son, and Abimboloa Ogunbanjo, the former chairman of the Nigeria Exchange Group.

According to a statement issued by the company’s Board of Directors on February 12, 2024, the nomination is subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria.


“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.

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“The appointment is subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria,” the statement read in part.


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

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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


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.

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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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