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Aig-Imoukhuede, Pioneer Access Holdings GMD Appointed as Chairman

Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhu

The board of Access Holdings Plc yesterday announced the appointment of Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede as its chairman. Aig-Imoukhuede replaced Mr. Abubakar Jimoh, the erstwhile chairman of the holdco who remains on the board as an independent non-executive director.

In a regulatory filing at the Nigerian Exchange (NGX), Access Holdings stated that the decision to invite Aig-Imoukhuede as the chairman of the board came on the heels of extensive consultations with key stakeholders, in response to the untimely death of immediate past Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings, Dr. Herbert Wigwe.

Aig-Imoukhuede had laid a solid foundation for Access Bank’s success as Group Chief Executive Officer between 2002 and 2013 ably supported by his partner and deputy, the late Wigwe, who later succeeded him.

In his new role as non-executive chairman, Aig-Imoukhuede will collaborate with the board of directors to oversee strategy and provide guidance to the executive management team.

The board noted that Aig-Imoukhuede’s return was not only a testament to his unwavering dedication to Access Group but also a clear demonstration of the Board’s confidence in his ability to lead the group to new heights.

According to the board, the decision to bring back Aig-Imoukhuede reflects the board’s commitment to its core values and determination to build upon the strong foundation, he jointly established with Wigwe.

The board noted that with Aig-Imoukhuede’s return, Access Holdings aims to leverage his extensive experience, industry knowledge, and exceptional leadership skills to consolidate on the growth and accomplishments recorded under Wigwe’s leadership.

Jimoh said Aig-Imoukhuede’s appointment to the board and subsequent election as chairman was a landmark development for Access Holdings.

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