Access Bank becomes a holding company and appoints Ogbonna as new managing director

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Roosevelt Ogbonna, the new chief executive of Access Bank, was until his appointment deputy chief executive of Access Bank, he was appointed chief executive of Commercial Banking in 2013 and became deputy chief executive of the group in 2017. He has over 20 years of experience cutting across cash, commercial banking and corporate banking.

He joined Access Bank in 2002 as a director of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and holds an Upper Second Class Diploma in Banking and Finance from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He has participated in senior management development programs at several leading institutions.

Mr. Ogbonna represents the Bank on the Boards of Access Bank (Zambia) Ltd, Central Securities Clearing System Plc, Africa Finance Corporation and The Access Bank (UK) Limited.

Herbert Wigwe, the new CEO of Access Holdings, began his professional career at Coopers & Lybrand Associates, an international accounting firm. He spent over 10 years at Guaranty Trust Bank Plc where he managed multiple portfolios including financial institutions, large corporates and multinationals.

He left Guaranty Trust Bank as Executive Director to co-lead the transformation of Access Bank Plc in March 2002 as Deputy Managing Director. He was appointed Group Managing Director/CEO as of January 1, 2014.

Alumnus of the Harvard Business School Executive Management Program. He holds a Masters in International Banking and Finance from the University College of North Wales, a Masters in Financial Economics from the University of London and a B.Sc. degree in Accountancy from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

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