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Access Holdings Appoints Bolaji Agbede as Acting Group CEO

Access Holdings yesterday announced the appointment of Bolaji Agbede, as the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer, succeeding late Herbert Wigwe, pending approval from the Central Bank of Nigeria.

With over 20 years of experience in the banking sector, here are seven key insights into Agbede’s background, leadership, and banking experience:

  • Extensive Banking Experience: With over 27 years in the banking sector, Agbede brings a wealth of expertise in human resources management, customer relationship management, and banking operations.
  • Educational Background: Agbede holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Lagos (1990) and an MBA from Cranfield University (2002). She is also affiliated with the Chartered Institute of Management UK and Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria.
  • Leadership at Access Bank: Agbede joined Access Bank in 2003 and has played a crucial role in human capital development, serving as the Head of HR for the Access Bank Group since 2010. Her tenure has witnessed successful people integrations during significant mergers and acquisitions.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Expertise: Agbede has demonstrated proficiency in mergers and acquisitions, contributing to the successful integration of Marina International Bank, Capital Bank, Intercontinental Bank Plc, and the merger between Access Bank Plc and Diamond Bank Plc.
  • Advocate for Gender Equality: Agbede is a staunch advocate for gender equality and equity, spearheading initiatives such as paternity leave, extended maternity leave, the Bank’s Crèche, and the Access Women Network.
  • Community and Women Empowerment: In addition to her corporate responsibilities, Agbede is actively involved in non-governmental organisations focused on women’s empowerment, capacity building, and leadership, serving on various boards.
  • Professional Development: Agbede has participated in prestigious leadership and professional development programs, including the High-Performance Leadership Programme at IMD and the Strategic Talent Management Programme at the London Business School.

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