• Tuesday, March 05, 2024
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What to know about Access Holdings’ new acting CEO


Access Holdings Plc on Monday announced Bolaji Agbede as it’s new acting group chief executive officer, following the unexpected passing of Herbert Wigwe, its former group CEO.

Agbede’s career encompasses over 27 years of experience in banking and business consultancy, specialising in Human Resources management, customer relationship management, and banking operations.

Beginning in 1992 at Guaranty Trust Bank, she rose through managerial positions, where she held various roles such as Relationship Manager and Vault Custodian.

She advanced from an executive trainee in 1992 to a Mlmanager by 2001.

In 2003, she assumed the position of chief executive officer at JKG Limited, a business consulting firm.

Transitioning to Access Bank in the same year as an assistant general manager, she took charge of managing the bank’s portfolio of chemical trading companies.

Since 2010, she has been the Head of Human Resources for the Access Bank Group, overseeing the group’s human capital development efforts.

She was then elevated to the role of a founding executive director of business support, where she played a role in integrating business units and transforming the company’s culture.

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Lagos (1990) and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Cranfield University UK in 2002, she is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management UK and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria.

Additionally, Agbede has participated in renowned leadership and professional development programs, including the High-Performance Leadership Programme by IMD and the Strategic Talent Management Programme by the London Business School.