Access Holdings Plc has appointed Bolaji Agbede as acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) following the death of Herbert Wigwe in a helicopter crash in the United States of America.
Agbede, who stands as the most senior founding Executive Director in charge of Business Support within the company, is set to pilot the affairs of Access Holdings Plc subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Agbede’s professional journey began in 1992 at Guaranty Trust Bank where she steadily climbed the ranks to managerial positions.
Her association with Access Bank Plc commenced in 2003 as an Assistant General Manager responsible for managing the bank’s portfolio of chemical trading companies. She assumed the position of the Bank’s Head, Group Human Resources between 2010 and 2022.
She was then elevated to the role of Access Holdings Plc’s founding Executive Director, Business Support, where she played a pivotal role in the successful integration of business units and the transformation of the company’s culture.She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and Statistics from the University of Lagos (1990) and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Cranfield University UK in 2002. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management UK and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria