ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Access Holdings Plc on Monday announced the appointment of Ms. Bolaji Agbede as the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer, in the wake of a tragic event.
The appointment follows the untimely passing of the former Group Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Herbert Wigwe, who tragically lost his life in a helicopter crash alongside his wife, son, and former chairman of the Nigeria Exchange Group, Abimbola Ogunbanjo, on Friday.
A statement issued by the company’s Board of Directors and dated 12 February, 2024, stated that the appointment is contingent upon the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
The statement from the Board of Directors reads, “Further to its announcement dated February 11, 2024, the Board of Directors of Access Holdings Plc (‘the Company’) has today announced the appointment of Ms. Bolaji Agbede as the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer of the Company following the unfortunate demise of its former Group Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Herbert Wigwe, on February 9, 2024. The appointment is subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria.”
Agbede brings nearly three decades of professional experience in banking and business consultancy services to her new role.
She commenced her journey with Access Bank in 2003 as an Assistant General, progressively taking on diverse responsibilities within the organization.
Notably, she served as Head of Group Human Resources from 2010 to 2022, before assuming the position of the company’s founding Executive Director, Business Support, in 2022, a position she held until her recent appointment.
Her academic background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Lagos and a Masters 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.