Access Bank confirms passing of Group CEO

Access Bank has announced the tragic passing of its Group CEO, Herbert Wigwe, who, along with his wife, son, and two others, lost their lives in a helicopter crash in California on Saturday. The bank hailed Wigwe as a visionary leader whose dedication transformed Access into a global powerhouse, pledging to uphold his legacy of excellence and compassion. Wigwe, whose professional journey began at Coopers & Lybrand and included over a decade at Guaranty Trust Bank, co-purchased Access Bank in 2002 with his business partner, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede. Under their leadership, the bank’s stature grew significantly, ascending from the 65th largest in Nigeria to the 4th largest over a span of 15 years, from 2002 to 2017.

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