June 20, 2024

Herbert Onyewumbu Wigwe (born August 15, 1966- February 10, 2024) was a highly esteemed figure in Nigeria’s banking sector. As the Group Managing Director/CEO of Access Bank PLC, one of Nigeria’s premier financial institutions, Wigwe played a pivotal role in shaping the bank’s trajectory. His leadership was marked by a relentless commitment to growth and expansion, steering Access Bank through various strategic initiatives that positioned it as a domestic and international leader.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Wigwe was widely recognized for his philanthropic contributions and efforts to bolster Nigeria’s economic development and social welfare. His initiatives aimed to uplift communities and create lasting positive change nationwide.

Tragically, the world mourned his untimely passing on February 10, 2024, following a helicopter crash in California which involved him, his wife,son and six others. His demise was a profound loss for the banking industry and the countless lives he touched through his philanthropy and visionary leadership.

Facts & Wiki

  • Full Name: Herbert Onyewumbu Wigwe
  • Other Name: Herbert Wigwe
  • Date of Birth: August 15, 1966
  • Age: 57 Years
  • Birthplace: Ibadan
  • Birth City: Oyo State
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Horoscope: Leo
  • Siblings: 4
  • Wife: Chizoba Wigwe
  • Children: 4
  • Net Worth: US$78 million
  • Instagram: @herbertowigwe

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