Herbert Wigwe, Access Holding Plc’s chief executive officer, passed away, according to official confirmation.
Sunday This was revealed by Ekwochi, the company secretary, in a statement on Sunday. It stated that Wigwe passed away in a helicopter crash in the United States of America on Friday, February 9, 2024, together with his wife and kid.
According to the bank, Wigwe had an exuberant personality and was a motivating force.
The Board of Directors of Access Holdings Plc (‘the Company’) announces with great grief the passing of Dr. Herbert Wigwe, CFR, the founding group chief executive officer of the company and a former group managing director of Access Bank Plc (‘the Bank’), its flagship subsidiary.
On Friday, February 9, 2024, Wigwe perished in a helicopter crash in the United States of America together with his wife and son.
“The death of Herbert, Doreen, and Chizi is deeply felt by the entire Access Family.” We send our deepest condolences to his loved ones.
From the time he joined the bank in 2002 till now, Dr. Wigwe has been a driving force behind the change of the Access Bank Franchise. He possesses a great passion, experience, and energy.
“The Access Family has suffered a major loss with the passing of Dr. Wigwe who was a great friend and fine gentleman,” remarked Abubakar Jimoh, Chairman of Access Holdings, in response to Wigwe’s passing. We are indebted to him for his invaluable business experience, remarkable personal traits, and extraordinary intelligence, all of which he brought to the Access Family.
As to the Company’s guidelines, “The Board will shortly declare the selection of an Acting Group CEO, but we are still optimistic that the Access Group will further expand upon Dr. Wigwe’s legacy of expansion and operational prowess.”
According to the twiscoloaded, a helicopter disaster in California, United States, claimed the lives of Wigwe, his wife, and their son.
Herbert Wigwe passed away at age 58. He was born on August 15, 1966, in Rivers State.