Access Bank Plc announces Wigwe as GMD Designate

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013 6:02 PM /


One of the leading banking groups in Nigeria and first tier financial institution, Access Bank Plc, today visited the floor of the stock exchange, to present its financials and perform the ceremonial closing bell ringing for the day.


The bank management team was led by the outgoing GMD Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, who was warmly received by the CEO of NSE Mr. Oscar Onyema and his team.


Speaking at the event Mr. Aig-Imouhkuede (a member of the council of the NSE) praised the efforts of the NSE in facilitating a strategic ‘Investor Forum’ through its ‘Facts Behind the Figures’ presentation which gave the bank the platform to engage analysts, portfolio managers and the media in a discourse on its third (3rd) term tenure plan for the next four (4) years.


He also used the medium to announce his retirement by the end of 2013, and formally announce Mr. Herbert Wigwe, the DMD of the bank as the GMD Designate.


Describing the CEO succession model as impeccable and a template for other Institutions; Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imouhkuede stated that since 2002 when he hinted the board of his retirement plan 11 years back, the bank did a phenomenal work providing a seamless process for coming up with a successor. Mr. Herbert Wigwe, according to the outgoing bank chief, had shown the requisite skills, leadership attribute and innovative drive to lead a sustainable growth and expansion of the Access Group.


In his remarks Mr. Herbert Wigwe solicited the support of the market, which he described as being instrumental to the superlative performance of the financial group.


The event also had in attendance Mr. Ade Bajomo ED Market Operations, NSE Mr. Haruna Jalo Waziri ED Business Development, NSE  Mr. Okey Nwuke ED, Access Bank  and Mr. Ebenezer Oluwofose ED, Access Bank


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