Access Holdings Appoints Aig-Imoukhuede as Chairman

March 13, 2024

By Aduragbemi Omiyale

Mr Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede has been appointed as the Chairman of Access Holdings Plc, replacing Mr Abubakar Jimoh, who remains on the board as an independent non-executive director.

Mr Aig- Imoukhuede, who is the business partner of the late chief executive of Access Holdings, Mr Herbert Wigwe, is expected to use his outstanding record of accomplishments, wealth of expertise and leadership to guide the company into a new era of success.

The retired banker was the pioneer Group Managing Director (GMD) of Access Bank Plc, which is now the banking subsidiary of Access Holdings.

A statement signed by the scribe of Access Holdings, Mr Sunday Ekwochi, explained that the new Chairman was invited to the helm of governance after “extensive consultations with key stakeholders.”

It was disclosed that the appointment of Mr Aig-Imoukhuede reflects the board’s commitment to its core values and determination to build upon the strong foundation, he jointly established with Mr Wigwe.

With his return, Access Holdings aims to leverage his extensive experience, industry knowledge, and

exceptional leadership skills to consolidate on the growth and accomplishments recorded under his late partner’s leadership.

With an illustrious career spanning several decades in the banking and finance sector, Mr Aig-Imoukhuede has proven to be an exceptional and influential leader, having admirably laid a solid foundation for Access Bank’s success as the chief executive between 2002 and 2013, ably supported by his partner and deputy, the late Mr Wigwe, who later succeeded him.

In his new role, the Chairman will collaborate with the board to oversee strategy and provide guidance to the executive management team.

“Mr Aig-Imoukhuede’s appointment to the Board and subsequent election as Chairman is a landmark development for Access Holdings. All our board members are excited about our future,” his predecessor said.

“I am thrilled to be back in active service to the Access Group ecosystem. I am confident that working with our directors, our exceptional team of executives and our best-in-class banking and finance professionals, we will deliver outstanding value to our esteemed stakeholders.

“I am determined that our shared vision which Mr Wigwe gave everything for, will be realised,” Mr Aig-Imoukhuede, said.

Dipo Olowookere

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

Mr Olowookere can be reached via [email protected]

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