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Access Holdings appoints Bolaji Agbede as Interim CEO

Access Holdings Plc on Monday announced the appointment of Bolaji Agbede as the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer

Access Corporation, the parent company of Access Bank, Nigeria’s biggest bank by assets, has announced the appointment of  Bolaji Agbede, an executive director at the company, as interim CEO two days after the death of Herbert Wigwe. The appointment was confirmed in a statement by Access Holdings on Monday morning.

Access Bank's Interim CEO Bolaji Agbede

The appointment is a swift response to the unexpected passing of its former group chief executive officer, Dr Herbert Wigwe. The unfortunate demise of Dr Herbert Wigwe, the Founding Group Chief Executive Officer and former Group Managing Director of its flagship subsidiary, Access Bank Plc, happened on Sunday after a helicopter carrying Herbert Wigwe and five other people crashed around the California-Nevada Border.

The Founding Group Chief Executive Officer, Dr Herbert Wigwe

Bolaji Agbede, the most senior founding Executive Director in charge of Business Support within the company, is set to take charge of the affairs of Access Holdings Plc subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Speaking on the latest appointment, chairman of Access Holdings, Abubakar Jimoh said “The appointment of Agbede is in alignment with our robust succession planning practices. We are strongly convinced that Agbede, being the company’s most senior executive, would provide the much-needed leadership to steer the company towards the attainment of its strategic vision,” he added.