See 11 important facts you should know about Access Bank CEO, Herbert Wigwe, who died in helicopter crash

Herbert Onyewumbu Wigwe CON is a Nigerian banker and entrepreneur. Prior to his death, he was the CEO of Access Holdings Plc, which traded as Access Corporation.

Wigwe succeeded his business partner, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, as Group Managing Director/CEO of Access Bank plc, one of Nigeria’s top five banking institutions, in January 2014 and served until April 2022.

Here are the 11 Facts you should know about Late Wigwe:

1. Wigwe was born on August 15, 1966, in Lagos to parents of Ikwerre heritage from Omueke Isiokpo, Rivers state.

2. He was married to Chizoba Wigwe (née Nwuba), who died with him in the sad occurrence, along with their son. They have four children.

3. Wigwe completed the Harvard Business School Executive Management Programme.

4. He holds a master’s degree in banking and international finance from the University College of North Wales, a master’s degree in financial economics from the University of London, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

5. Wigwe began his professional career with Coopers & Lybrand Associates, an international firm of chartered accountants.

6. He worked with Guaranty Trust Bank Plc for almost ten years, managing portfolios that included financial institutions, big corporations, and multinationals. In March 2002, he left Guaranty Trust Bank as Executive Director to co-lead Access Bank Plc’s transition as Deputy Managing Director.

7. He was later appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Bank, effective May 2022.

8. He was a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

9. Mr. Wigwe was Chairman of The Access Bank (UK) Ltd and a Non-Executive Director of Nigerian Mortgage Refinance Company Plc, FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange, Shared Agents Network Expansion Facilities Ltd, and Agri-Business/SME Enterprises Investment Scheme.

10. He also served on the governing council of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.

11. Wigwe was said to be valued approximately $65.2 million.

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