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Chopper Crash: 10 Things To Know About Late  Access Bank CEO, Herbert Wigwe

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Chopper Crash: 10 Things To Know About Late  Access Bank CEO, Herbert Wigwe

Chopper Crash: 10 Things To Know About Late  Access Bank CEO, Herbert Wigwe
February 11
05:53 2024

The Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc, Herbert Wigwe, died in a chopper crash in California, the United States of America on Friday.

Here are 10 things to know about him:

1. Herbert Wigwe died at the age of 58. He was born on August 15, 1966.

2. He had a degree in Accountancy from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu.

3. 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.

4. Wigwe began his professional career as a management consultant at Coopers & Lybrand in Lagos and went on to become a chartered accountant.

5. Following a brief employment at Capital Bank, he went on to work for Guaranty Trust Bank for more than ten years in corporate and institutional banking, eventually ascending to the position of executive director overseeing institutional banking.

6. Wigwe presided over Access Bank Ghana Limited, Access Investment & Securities Limited, Central Securities and Clearing System (CSCS), and, until his passing, Access Bank (UK) Limited.

7. In 2016, Herbert Wigwe was appointed State Patron for Lagos State Council by the Boys’ Brigade (BB) in honour of “his exemplary role in the society and contributions to youth development.”

8. The Sun and Vanguard publications both gave Wigwe their own distinct 2016 Banker of the Year awards.

9. Wigwe established the non-profit The HOW Foundation in 2016.

10. President Muhammadu Buhari awarded him the national award of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) in October 2022.

 

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