High profile Nigerian banker and the Group Managing Director/CEO of Access Bank Plc, Mr Herbert Wigwe, has won the prize for the African Banker of the Year for the second time in a row. In a statement made public by Access Bank on Sunday, June 27th, 2021, it was disclosed that Wigwe clinched the prize at the 2021 edition of the African Banker Awards.
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An excited Wigwe disclosed that the Tier 1 bank’s objective of becoming the best on the African continent in terms of supporting the agreement for the African Continental Free Trade Area. Commenting further, he revealed that the bank has a strong interest in being consistent towards providing support for key markets in Africa, building a gateway for payment, and providing support for trade finance.
‘We want to be seen as the best bank supporting the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement. In terms of the Diaspora remittances, we are present in key areas in the continent.’ Herbert Wigwe
The Group Publisher of African Banker, Omar Ben Yedder, had nothing but praises for Wigwe who he described as “one of the most respected bankers on the continent,’’ hailing his impact since joining Access Bank.
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‘Wigwe is one of the most respected bankers on the continent, without a shadow of a doubt. The bank has gone from a lower-ranked Nigerian bank when he joined the group as Deputy CEO to become one of Africa’s leading financial services groups. He has shown a relentless pursuit for growth but has done so in a measured and calculated manner. What he and his team have done at Access Bank is nothing short of remarkable.’ Omar Ben Yedder
In a recent review conducted by Nairametrics, Access Bank, with a market value of N298.58 billion, placed fourth in the list of most valuable banks in the Nigerian Stock market. After acquiring agricultural bank, Grobank, in the first quarter of 2021, Wigwe and his team have successfully launched a subsidiary in South Africa, known as Access Bank South, to officially announce its presence in Africa’s second-largest economy. Source: Nairametrics Featured Image Source:
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This article was first published on 29th June 2021


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