10 Amazing facts about Access Bank GCEO, Herbert Wigwe (1966-2024)


1 Full name: Herbert Onyewumbu Wigwe CON.

2 The leading banker and entrepreneur is the CEO and GMD of Access Bank Plc.

3 This great Nigerian and illustrious son of Rivers State, became the GCEO and GMD of Access Bank Plc, in January 2014.

4 He is the founder and prime mover of Wigwe University and HOW Foundation, a non profit organisation, he established in 2016.

5 Cerebral Wigwe is an accounting graduate from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He also holds an MA in Banking and Finance from the University College of North Wales, now Bangor.

6 Amiable Wigwe, who is an alumnus of the famous Harvard Business School Executive Management Programme, also holds an MSc in Financial Economics from the University of London.

7 Wigwe, a revered fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN-FCA), was born on August 15, 1966.

8 For his immense contributions to youth development, Wigwe was decorated as the Lagos state patron by the Boys Brigade of Nigeria, in 2016.

9 This multiple award-winning banking guru, began his impactful career at Coopers and Lybrand, Lagos, as a management consultant, before taking it to the next level in the banking world.

10 Ikwerre, Rivers-born Wigwe is happily married to Chizoba and they are blessed with four lovely children.

First published, October 2021,



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