Honouring the life of Herbert Wigwe – A Visionary Leader

Honouring the life of Herbert Wigwe – A Visionary Leader

It is with profound sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Dr Herbert Wigwe, Group Chief Executive Officer of The Access Corporation Plc and Chairman of The Access Bank UK Ltd. Dr Wigwe died alongside his wife and son on Friday, 9th February, 2024 in a helicopter accident, in the United States of America. 

His visionary leadership and dedication have left an indelible mark on the banking industry and beyond. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, colleagues, and the entire Access Bank community. 

Herbert’s legacy is one of transformation and innovation. Under his stewardship, Access Bank Plc became one of the Africa’s leading financial institutions, known for its commitment to excellence, integrity and social responsibility. Herbert’s strategic vision propelled Access Bank Plc to new heights, expanding its reach both locally and internationally while championing financial inclusion and sustainability initiatives. His leadership not only shaped the banking landscape but also touched countless lives through community development projects and empowerment programs. Herbert’s legacy will endure as a beacon of inspiration for future generations in the banking industry and beyond. May his legacy continue to inspire and guide us through this difficult time.

Jamie Simmonds

The Access Bank UK Limited

Dr Herbert Wigwe
15 August 1966 – 9 February 2024

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