Who is Herbert Wigwe?
Herbert Onyewumbu Wigwe (born August 15, 1966) is a Nigerian banker and entrepreneur. He is currently CEO of Access Holdings Plc, traded as Access Corporation. Herbert was the Group Managing Director/CEO of Access Bank plc, one of Nigeria’s top five banking institutions, after succeeding his business partner, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede in January 2014 till April 2022.
|Date of Birth:
|August 15, 1966
|58 years (2024)
|Place of Birth:
|State of Origin:
|Chizoba Wigwe (née Nwuba)
Early Life and Education
Herbert Onyewumbu Wigwe was born on August 15, 1966, in Lagos state, Nigeria. Wigwe has a degree in accountancy from the University of Nigeria, an MA in Banking and Finance from the University College of North Wales (now Bangor), an MSc in Financial Economics from the University of London, and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School Executive Management Program.
Herbert Wigwe Career
Wigwe started his career at Coopers & Lybrand, Lagos as a management consultant, later qualifying as a chartered accountant. After a stint at Capital Bank, he joined GTBank where he spent over a decade working in corporate and institutional banking, rising to become the executive director in charge of institutional banking.
In 2002, Wigwe and his business partner, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede bought into what was then a small commercial bank, Access Bank – at the time, the 65th largest of the 89 banks in the country.
Over the past 30 years, Access Corporation has evolved from an obscure Nigerian Bank into a world-class African financial institution. Today, the Corporation is one the largest in Nigeria in terms of assets, loans, deposits and branch network; a feat which has been achieved through a robust long-term approach to client solutions – providing committed and innovative services from Banking, Payments, Lending, to Insurance and Pension Assets.
Access Bank is now one of the top five banks in Nigeria and ranked among the top 500 global banks according to a 2015 report by The Banker magazine and is aiming to be Africa’s top bank. It currently serves over 6.5 million account-holders, through 350 branches and with more than 1,500 ATMs in major centres across Nigeria, Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK.
As one of Nigeria’s foremost corporate bankers, he has helped develop some of Africa’s biggest companies in the construction, telecommunications, energy and oil and gas sectors through a unique model, which involves understanding and providing financial support and expertise. His career in financial services spans more than 25 years including over a decade as Deputy Managing Director.
Wigwe also served as the Chairman of Access Bank Ghana Limited, Access Investment & Securities Limited, Central Securities and Clearing System (CSCS) and is the current Chairman of Access Bank (UK) Limited. He is a board member of Nigerian Mortgage Refinance Company and a member of the advisory Board for Friends Africa. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN – FCA), a Fellow of The Institute of Credit Administration, and an Honorary member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.
Since January 2014, he has been CEO and Group Managing Director of Access Bank. He has had speaking engagements across the world including most recently at Silicon Valley and Financial Times summit in Mozambique. In 2016, Wigwe founded The HOW Foundation, a non-profit organization.
According to the report, He is married to Chizoba Wigwe (née Nwuba) and has 4 children: Chizi, Tochi, Hannah and David. He hails from Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, but lives and works in Lagos. He has 3 sisters and 1 brother: Joyce, Peggy, Stella and Emeka as well as 2 nieces: Aleruchi and Zara including 4 nephews: Ruchi, Oj, Chinweike and Obumneke.
Herbert Wigwe Net Worth
Herbert Wigwe has an estimated net worth of $50 millions. Herbert Onyewumbu Wigwe is a well-known Nigerian banker and entrepreneur.
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)
Who is Herbert Wigwe?
Herbert Onyewumbu Wigwe is a well-known Nigerian banker and entrepreneur.
When was Herbert Wigwe born?
He was born on August 15, 1966.
Where was Herbert Wigwe born?
He was born in Lagos State.
What is Herbert Wigwe Nationality?
Herbert Wigwe holds a Nigerian nationality.
What is Herbert Wigwe net worth?
Herbert Wigwe has an estimated net worth of $50 millions.