Access Bank Plc was only an underdog 15years ago. Today, it’s the 3rd Largest Bank in Nigeria with its footprints all over the African Continent. Founded by Aig Imokhuede and Herbert Wigwe when they were both in their late 30s, theirs is an inspiring story of grit, courage, resilience and determination.
The Bank’s Chairperson is also a woman, Mrs. Mo Olusoga and as a Financial Institution, their ardent commitment to the empowerment of Nigerians especially Women and youth is commendable.
Their Group CEO, Mr Herbert Wigwe, their Deputy CEO, Mr. Roosevelt Obioha, their Group Head of Inclusive Banking, Mrs. Ope Wemi-jones and their Head of Youth Segment, Ms. Yinka received our Delegation at their Corporate Head office in Victoria Island Lagos.
My Colleagues from Harvard University John F Kennedy School of Government and MIT asked questions about the collaborative roles and impact of Financial Institutions and Policy Makers and Government Agencies, the bank’s lending policy to marginalised groups, their evolution within the industry and succession planning for the next generation of Nigerian Bankers.