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Herbert Wigwe, late Group CEO, Access Holdings Plc

ACAMB mourns exit of ‘the fearless one,’ Dr. Herbert Wigwe, CEO, Access Holdings

The Association of Corporate & Marketing Communications Professionals in Nigeria Banks (ACAMB) has extended its deepest condolences to Access Holdings Group on the tragic passing of its esteemed CEO, Dr. Herbert Wigwe, CFR.

A statement by ACAMB said that “the renowned business and corporate leader, along with his beloved wife, Doreen, and their cherished son, Chizi, lost their lives in a tragic helicopter crash in the United States of America.

“Dr. Herbert Wigwe, affectionately known as ‘The Fearless One,’ was a visionary leader whose indomitable spirit, dedication, and exemplary contributions to the banking and financial sector in Nigeria, has left an indelible mark. His visionary legacy of hard work, social impact, generosity, philanthropy, education, and entrepreneurship was unparalleled, inspiring countless professionals within the industry and beyond.

“ACAMB also mourns the late Mr. Abimbola Ogunbanjo, former Chairman of The Nigerian Exchange Group, astute lawyer and businessman.”

The statement released by ACAMB’s President, Rasheed Bolarinwa, on behalf of the Executive Committee and all members of the Association, expressed heartfelt condolences to the Access Holdings Group and the extended family of Dr. Herbert Wigwe.

Bolarinwa stated, “We are deeply saddened by the untimely loss of Dr. Herbert Wigwe, a true titan in the corporate and banking world. His unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and community development has left an indelible impact on the industry.

“The ACAMB family joins the nation in mourning these monumental losses and stands in solidarity with Access Holdings Group during this difficult time. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the families, friends, and colleagues affected by this tragic incident.

“Details regarding memorial services and tributes will be shared as they become available.”

ACAMB is a professional body committed to promoting excellence, best practices, and innovation in corporate and marketing communications within the banking sector and is committed to defending the reputation and advocates for the good of this all important sector.

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