Access Holdings announces passing of Wigwe, Wife, Son

Access Holdings Plc on Sunday announced the passing of Dr. Herbert Wigwe, the company’s founding Group Chief Executive Officer and former group managing director of its flagship subsidiary, Access Bank Plc, alongside his wife and son on Friday, February 9, 2024, in a helicopter accident in the United States of America.

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The Group company secretary, Access Holdings, Mr. Sunday Ekwochi in a statement stated that the entire Access Family mourns the loss of Herbert, Doreen, and Chizi.

“We extend our deep and sincere sympathies to his family and loved ones.   Dr. Wigwe was a key driving force and a larger-than-life personality who brought his remarkable passion, energy, and experience to the transformation of the Access franchise since joining the bank in 2002,” the statement added.

Commenting on the passage of Dr. Wigwe, Chairman of Access Holdings, Mr. Abubakar Jimoh, in a statement said, “The Access family has suffered a major loss with the passing of Dr. Wigwe who was a great friend and fine gentleman.

“He had a prodigious intellect, admirable personal qualities, and vast business experience which he brought to bear on the Access family and for which we owe him a debt of gratitude.   

“In line with the company’s policy, the board will soon announce the appointment of an acting group chief executive officer even as we remain confident that the Access Group will build further on Dr. Wigwe’s legacy of growth and operational excellence.”

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