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Mr Herbert Wigwe

Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Herbert Wigwe is the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank Plc. He began his career at Coopers & Lybrand, Lagos as a management consultant, later qualifying as a Chartered Accountant. After a period at Capital Bank he joined GT Bank where he spent over a decade working in corporate and institutional banking including three years as Executive Director in charge of institutional banking. In 2002 Herbert co-led the acquisition and was given the mandate by The Board to transform a relatively small bank into a world-class financial service provider.

Herbert also served as the Chairman of Access Bank (Ghana) Limited, Access Investment & Securities Limited, and is the current Chairman of Access Bank (UK) Limited. He is a Board Member of Nigerian Mortgage Refinance Company and a member of the advisory Board for Friends Africa. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN – FCA), a Fellow of The Institute of Credit Administration, and an Honorary member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. Herbert has a degree in accountancy from the University of Nigeria, an MA in Banking and Finance from the University College of North Wales, an MSc in Financial Economics from the University of London, and alumnus of the Harvard Business School.

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