Herbert .O.Wigwe was Deputy Managing Director at Access Bank from 2002 and became its Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer in 2014. Previously, he was an Executive Director in charge of Institutional Banking at Guaranty Trust Bank and before then, a Management Consultant for Coopers & Lybrand before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant.
Dr. Wigwe also served as the Chairman of Access Bank (Ghana), Access Investment & Securities Limited, Central Securities and Clearing System (CSCS) and is the current Chairman of Access Bank (UK) Limited and Unified Payments Services Limited. He is a Board Member of Nigerian Mortgage Refinance Company and a member of the advisory Board for Friends Africa.
Dr. Wigwe graduated from University of Nigeria, Nsukka and received a B SC. Degree in Accountancy; a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance from the University College of North Wales (now Bangor); a Master of Science degree in Financial Economics from the University of London and is an Alumnus of the Harvard Business School Executive Management Programme. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, a Fellow of the Institute of Credit Administration, and an Honorary member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.