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Access Holdings appoints Agbede to replace late Wigwe as acting CEO

Bolaji Agbede has been appointed as Acting Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc by the Board of Directors of the company.

The company’s Secretary, Sunday Ekwochi, made this development known to the Nigerian Exchange Ltd. (NGX) on Tuesday in Lagos.

Ekwochi said the decision followed the demise of the firm’s former Group Chief Executive Officer, Dr Herbert Wigwe on Friday.

Wigwe died alongside his wife, son and Abimbola Ogunbanjo, former Chairman of NGX Group in a helicopter crash in Southern California, U.S.

Until her appointment, Agbede was the company’s most senior founding Executive Director in charge of Business Support with nearly three decades of professional experience cutting across banking and business consultancy services.

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She commenced her professional career in 1992 at Guaranty Trust Bank(GTB) and served in various capacities within the Commercial Banking and Operations functions rising to the position of a manager in 2001. 

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She subsequently served as the Chief Executive Officer of JKS Ltd., a business consulting outfit in 2003 and  joined Access Bank Plc in 2003 as an Assistant General Manager responsible for managing the bank’s portfolio of chemical trading companies.

Agbede served as the bank’s Head Group Human Resources between 2010 and 2022 and was appointed the company’s founding Executive Director, Business Support in 2022. She has a track record in successful people integration in business combination and culture transformation.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Lagos  in 1990 and a Masters of Business Administration Degree from Cranfield University, UK in 2002. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management, UK and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria.

Agbede’s appointment is subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

(NAN)

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