WIGWE, Mr. Herbert Onyewumbu

Born August 15, 1966

Ibadan, Oyo State





B.Sc, M.A, MSc.

Herbert O. Wigwe is a Nigerian banker and entrepreneur. He is currently CEO and Group managing director of Access Bank plc, one of Nigeria's top five banking institutions, after succeeding his business partner, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhede .
Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Mrs. Chizoba
Father's Name Pastor Shingle , Wigwe
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name
Mother's Status N/A
Number of Male Children 2
Number of Female Children 2

Chizi, Tochi, Hannah and David

Profession Banker , Entrepreneur
Working Experience

Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer,Access Bank Plc; Chairman of The Access Bank United Kingdom(UK) Ltd; Interim Chairman of Nigerian Mortgage Refinance Company Plc.

Previous Appointments:

– Chairman,Access Bank Ghana Limited;
– Chairman,Access Investment & Securities Limited;
– Chairman,Central Securities and Clearing System(CSCS);

– Member, Board Governance and Nomination Committee
– Member, Board Credit and Finance Committee (Member)
– Member, Board Credit and Finance Committee (Member)

Federal Government College (FGC),Sokoto; Federal Government College(FGC) Warri; University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN),Enugu; Bangor University, North Wales; University of London,England.

– Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN);
– Fellow of The Institute of Credit Administration.

Under Wigwe, Access Bank has amassed quite a number of awards: In 2016, it won “Bank of the Year and CEO of the Year” at the BusinessDay Banking Awards in Lagos. It also clinched three prestigious awards at the Annual Africa Banking Awards for the “Outstanding Business Sustainability” in the 2016 Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards in Germany, the first ever for an African financial institution. Access Bank Plc repeated the performance at the 2017 Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards in Germany by receiving the “Outstanding Business Sustainability Achievement Award”.
Wigwe himself was named “2016 Banker of The Year” separately by The Sun and Vanguard Newspapers.

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