Bolaji Agbede, the most senior executive at Access Holdings has been appointed acting group CEO of Nigeria’s largest bank following the death of Herbert Wigwe, its former chief executive.
Access Bank, the largest bank in Nigeria by assets, has appointed Bolaji Agbede as the temporary CEO after the death of its co-founder and former chief executive, Herbert Wigwe. Wigwe died in a helicopter crash on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024.
“The appointment of Ms. Agbede is in alignment with our robust succession planning practices,” said Abubakar Jimoh, the chairman of the company. “We are strongly convinced that Ms Agbede, being the company’s most senior executive with exceptionally rich, professional and leadership experience and the understanding of the Access culture, would provide the much-needed leadership to steer the company towards the attainment of its strategic…