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Ten Things To Know About Herbert Wigwe: Video Of His Last Birthday Emerges



Herbert Wigwe

The death in the United States of the CEO of Access Holdings Plc, Herbert Wigwe in a helicopter crash near the California-Nevada border has shaken the Nigerian political and economic sectors.

  1. Herbert Wigwe was an astute banker and top-notch entrepreneur who was born in Ibadan, Oyo State on 15 August 1966.
  • He had a degree in Accountancy from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State. He also had an MA in Banking and Finance from the University College of North Wales (now Bangor), and an MSc in Financial Economics from the University of London.
  • He was the CEO of Access Holdings Plc, traded as Access Corporation until his death. Herbert was the Group Managing Director/CEO of Access Bank plc, one of Nigeria’s top five banking institutions.
  • He succeeded his business partner, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede from January 2014 till April 2022.
  • Wigwe served as the Chairman of Access Bank Ghana Limited, Access Investment & Securities Limited, Central Securities and Clearing System (CSCS), and was the Chairman of Access Bank (UK) Limited.
  • He was a board member of the Nigerian Mortgage Refinance Company and a member of the Advisory Board for Friends Africa.
  • He was a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN – FCA), a Fellow of The Institute of Credit Administration, and an Honorary member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.
  • In 2016, in recognition of “his exemplary role in the society and contributions to youth development”, the Boys’ Brigade (BB), inaugurated Herbert Wigwe, as State Patron for Lagos State Council in 2016.
  • He was Vanguard and The Sun, Banker of The Year, 2016. In 2021, he was also recognised as the African Banker of the Year at the 2021 edition of the African Banker Awards.
  • In October 2022, he was invested with Nigeria’s National Honour of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON).
  • A video of his last birthday on August 16 has also emerged

Watch how he was received by his staff:

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