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Herbert Wigwe Biography: Age, Salary, Wife, Tribe, Daughter, Family & Net Worth

Herbert Onyewumbu Wigwe popularly known as Herbert Wigwe, he was born on 15 August 1966 in Lagos State, Nigeria.

He was born to parents of Ikwerre descent from Omueke Isiokpo. Herbert Wigwe is a Nigerian banker and entrepreneur. 

He is currently CEO and Group managing director of Access Bank plc, one of Nigeria’s top five banking institutions, after succeeding his business partner, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede in January 2014.

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Early Life and Education

Herbert Onyewumbu Wigwe popularly known as Herbert Wigwe, he was born on 15 August 1966 in Lagos State, Nigeria.

He was born to parents of Ikwerre descent from Omueke Isiokpo.

Herbert Wigwe has a degree in accountancy from the University of Nigeria, and MA in Banking and Finance from the University College of North Wales (now Bangor), and MSc in Financial Economics from the University of London and is an Alumnus of the Harvard Business School Executive Management Program.

Herbert Wigwe Career

Herbert Wigwe started his career at Coopers & Lybrand, Lagos as a management consultant, later qualifying as a chartered accountant. 

After a stint at Capital Bank, he joined GTBank where he spent over a decade working in corporate and institutional banking, rising to become the executive director in charge of institutional banking.

In 2002, Herbert Wigwe and his business partner, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede bought into what was then a small commercial bank, Access Bank – at the time, the 65th largest of the 89 banks in the country.

Access Bank is now one of the top five banks in Nigeria and ranked among the top 500 global banks according to a 2015 report by The Banker magazine and is aiming to be Africa’s top bank. 

It currently serves over 6.5 million account-holders, through 350 branches and with more than 1,500 ATMs in major centres across Nigeria, Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK.

As one of Nigeria’s foremost corporate bankers, he has helped develop some of Africa’s biggest companies in the construction, telecommunications, energy and oil and gas sectors through a unique model, which involves understanding and providing financial support and expertise. 

His career in financial services spans more than 25 years including over a decade as Deputy Managing Director.

Herby Wigwe also served as the Chairman of Access Bank Ghana Limited, Access Investment & Securities Limited, Central Securities and Clearing System (CSCS) and is the current Chairman of Access Bank (UK) Limited. 

He is a board member of Nigerian Mortgage Refinance Company and a member of the advisory Board for Friends Africa. 

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN – FCA), a Fellow of The Institute of Credit Administration, and an Honorary member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.

Since January 2014, he has been CEO and Group Managing Director of Access Bank.

He has had speaking engagements across the world including most recently at Silicon Valley and Financial Times summit in Mozambique.

In 2016, Herbert Wigwe founded The HOW Foundation, a non-profit organization.

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Personal Life

Herbert Wigwe is married to Chizoba Wigwe, the marriage is blessed with 4 children. 

Herbert Wigwe hails from Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, but lives and works in Lagos State, Nigeria. 

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Net Worth

Herbert Wigwe is a popular Nigerian banker and entrepreneur. His net worth is not available.

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