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Aig-Imoukhuede Returns As Access Holdings Chairman

Pioneer Access Bank MD Aig-Imoukhuede returns to guide Access Holdings into a new era

Access Holdings has announced the return of Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede as its chairman. He had served as the pioneer CEO of Access Bank, the group’s commercial banking division, before it evolved into a holding company.

Mr Aig-Imoukhuede and Dr Herbert Wigwe bought Access Bank in 2002 and transformed it into Nigeria’s biggest lender by market value.

From the year of its acquisition to 2013, Mr Aig-Imoukhuede managed the bank, assisted by Dr Wigwe, the managing director of Access Holdings, who died in a chopper crash in the United States last month aged 57.

In a move signalling a significant shift in the bank’s leadership, Aig-Imoukhuede’s return to Access Holdings as Non-Executive Chairman underscores the Board’s commitment to building upon the foundation laid by him and Dr. Wigwe.

In his new role, Aig-Imoukhuede will collaborate with the Board to provide strategic guidance to the executive management team, leveraging his extensive experience and industry knowledge.

Speaking on his appointment, Aig-Imoukhuede said, “I am thrilled to be back in active service to the Access Group ecosystem. I am confident that working with our directors, our exceptional team of executives, and our best-in-class banking and finance professionals, we will deliver outstanding value to our esteemed stakeholders. I am determined that our shared vision, which Dr. Wigwe gave everything for, will be realized.”