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Herbert Wigwe: Access Holdings Plc Appoints Bolaji Agbede as Acting Group CEO

by Vicky Oselumese
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Access Holdings Plc Appoints Bolaji Agbede as Acting Group CEO

Access Holdings Plc has announced the appointment of Ms. Bolaji Agbede as the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer, following the unfortunate demise of its former Group CEO, Dr. Herbert Wigwe. The appointment is subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Ms. Agbede, who joined Access Bank in 2003, has an impressive professional background spanning nearly three decades in banking and business consultancy services.

Prior to her appointment, she served as the company’s most senior founding Executive Director in charge of Business Support.

Her career began in 1992 at Guaranty Trust Bank, where she steadily climbed the ranks and eventually became the Chief Executive Officer at JKG Limited, a business consulting firm, in 2003.

At Access Bank Plc, she held various roles, including Head of Group Human Resources from 2010 to 2022, before being appointed as the company’s founding Executive Director of Business Support in 2022.

Ms. Agbede’s leadership qualities and strategic insight have played a pivotal role in the successful integration of business units and the transformation of the company’s culture.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and Statistics from the University of Lagos and a Master 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.

Access Holdings Plc expressed confidence in Ms. Agbede’s ability to lead the company during this transitional period.

This article was updated 2 weeks ago

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