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Wigwe: Board Would Announce Acting CEO Soon -Access Holdings

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The board of Access Holdings Plc said an acting Group Chief Executive Officer will be announced soon to replace its late CEO, Herbert Wigwe.

The company, in a statement signed by the Group Company Secretary, Sunday Ekwochi on Sunday, confirmed Wigwe’s death, as well as his wife and son in an helicopter crash in United States on Friday.

According to the statement, the appointment of a new head was in line with the company’s policy.

The statement partly reads, “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.”

The former Chairman of Nigeria Exchange Group, Abimbola Ogunbajo was also on board the ill-fated chopper are three others.

A member of National Transportation Safety Board at a press briefing on Sunday, said preliminary reports suggest that the crash could have been caused by wintry weather and rain.

Wigwe was appointed Access Holdings GCEO on March 28, 2022.

Prior to his appointment, he had occupied various positions within Access Bank, from being the deputy managing director at Access Bank from 2012 to 2014, when he became the group managing director and CEO.

He served as the chairman of Access Bank (Ghana), Access Investment & Securities Limited, Central Securities and Clearing System and presently as chairman of Access Bank Limited and Unified Payments Services Limited.

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