Access Bank Announces The Death Of Herbert Wigwe, His Wife, Son

Access Bank has announced the death of its CEO Herbert Wigwe, his wife and son.

Hours ago, Brainnews reported that a chopper transporting Herbert Wigwe, the CEO of Access Holdings crashed and killed him as well as about five others in California, United States including his wife and son.

Below is the full statement:

Lagos, Nigeria

February 11, 2024


It is with deep sadness that the Board of Directors of Access Holdings Plc (theCompany’) announces the passing of Dr. Herbert Wigwe, CFR, the Company’sfounding Group Chief Executive Officer and former Group Managing Director of itsflagship subsidiary Access Bank Plc (“the Bank’). Dr. Wigwe died alongside his wife and son on Friday, February 9, 2024 in a helicopter accident in the United States of America.

The entire Access Family mourns the loss of Herbert, Doreen and Chizi. We extendour deep and sincere sympathies to his family and loved ones. Dr. Wigwe was a keydriving force and a larger-than-life personality who brought his remarkable passion,energy, and experience to the transformation of the Access franchise since joining theBank in 2002.

Commenting on the passage of Dr. Wigwe, Mr. Abubakar Jimoh, Chairman of Access Holdings 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 personalqualities, 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 ofan Acting Group Chief Executive Officer even as we remain confident that the AccessGroup will build further on Dr. Wigwe’s legacy of growth and operational excellence.”

Sunday Ekwochi

Access Holdings

Group Company Secretary

Access Bank Announces The Death Of Herbert Wigwe, His Wife, Son


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