Access Holdings Plc has named Ms. Bolaji Agbede as the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer, succeeding the late Dr. Herbert Wigwe, former Group CEO who tragically passed away in a helicopter crash on February 9, 2024, alongside his wife, son, and a former chairman of the Nigeria Exchange Group, Abimbola Ogunbanjo.
The announcement of Agbede’s appointment was made by the company’s Board of Directors on Monday, February 12, 2024. The appointment is pending approval from the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Agbede’s journey at Access Bank began in 2003 as an Assistant General, and she has since held various positions within the organization. Her extensive professional background spans banking and business consultancy services.
From 2010 to 2022, Agbede served as Head of Group Human Resources before assuming the role of the company’s founding Executive Director of Business Support in 2022, a position she held until her recent appointment.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Lagos and earned her Masters of Business Administration Degree from Cranfield University, UK, in 2002.