Access Bank has introduced the loss of life of Herbert Wigwe, the corporate’s founding Group CEO alongside his spouse, son, and three different passengers, together with the chairman of Nigerian Trade Abimbola Ogunbanjo, in a airplane crash.
The corporate additionally mentioned that the board will quickly announce the appointment of an performing Group CEO who is predicted to construct on the “legacy of progress and operational excellence.”
“The Entry household has suffered a serious loss with the passing of Dr. Wigwe who was a terrific pal and nice gentleman. He had a prodigious mind, admirable private qualities, and huge enterprise expertise which he dropped at bear on the Entry Household and for which we owe him a debt of gratitude,” mentioned Abubakar Jimoh, chairman of Entry Holdings in an announcement.
The helicopter carrying Wigwe and the opposite passengers was recognized as a Eurocopter EC130 by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.
The plane was headed to Las Vegas when it crashed close to a border metropolis between Nevada and California on Friday night time, as per stories.
The 57-year-old CEO was a key determine within the transformation of Entry Financial institution to a holding firm and the biggest financial institution in Nigeria by complete belongings. The financial institution can also be one of many largest retail banks in sub-Saharan Africa with over 60 million prospects in 20 international locations.
Aside from the banking sector, Herbert Wigwe was additionally invested in training together with his newest venture being a college named after him and positioned in Rivers State.