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Herbert Wigwe Biography

In this content, we will be unveiling the popular Entrepreneur and CEO/MD of Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe biography, net worth, education, Height, Forbes, wikipedia age and other relevant information about the entrepreneur.

Herbert Wigwe Biography

Herbert Onyewumbu Wigwe is a Nigerian economist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. The finance maestro is the current managing director and CEO of Access Bank Plc.

Herbert Wigwe (born 15th August 1966, Ibadan, Oyo) is from Ikwerre, Rivers State, Nigeria. The born-entrepreneur is the current Group Managing Director (GMD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of one of Africa’s most sought-after banks “Access Bank Plc“.

The astute businessman became the CEO/MD of Access Bank, one of Nigeria’s top five banks, in 2014 after succeeding his business partner, Aigboje Aig-Omoukhuede.

Full Name: Herbert Onyewumbu Wigwe
Occupation MD/CEO of Access Bank plc
Age 55 years old (2021)
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born 15 August 1966
Net Worth $69 Million
Birthplace Ibadan, Nigeria
Nationality Nigeria


Herbert Wigwe was born in Ibadan, Oyo State to father Pastor Shingle Wigwe RTD – former director-general of NTA (Nigerian Television Authority) and mother, a nurse. Herbert was known to be a brilliant kid and a fervid lover of cricket. He has 4 other siblings (3 sisters and 1 brother) named Peggy, Stella, Joyce, and Emeka.

Herbert Wigwe Career

The Access Bank CEO returned back home from the United Kingdom and he joined a fast-rising financial institution; Guaranty Trust Bank where he worked as an accountant before he rose to the rank of an Executive Director at a younger age of 32.

In 2002, he fulfilled his age-long entrepreneurship dream when he partnered with Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede to acquire Access Bank plc. With his financial expertise and ingenuity, Herbert grew Access Bank into one of the largest and highly sought Banks in the whole of Africa.

However, such was the great economist’s first-ever entrepreneurial venture and same turned out to be his most successful business in the entrepreneurial realm.

Who Is Herbert Wigwe’s Wife?

Herbert Wigwe wife name is Chizoba Wigwe

Herbert Wigwe and Wife

Herbert Wigwe’s Net Worth

Herbert Wigwe, CEO of Africa’s topmost commercial banking institution has an estimated net worth around $69 million.

Net Worth
2019 $65.2 Million
2020 $67 Million
2021 $69 Million
Name Herbert Wigwe

Herbert Wigwe’s Awards and Recognitions

  • Most Reputable Bank CEO, Reputation Poll – 2017
  • CEO of the Year, BusinessDay Banking Awards – 2016
  • Banker of The Year, The Sun – 2016
  • Herbert Wigwe the Banker of the Year, Vanguard Newspapers – 2016.
  • Business Leader of the Year, Reputation Poll – 2017
  • Honorary Degree, Gombe State University – 2018
  • Honorary Doctorate, University of Nigeria, Nsukka – 2018
  • Outstanding Individual Award for the HIV/AIDS, Lagos State Aids Control Agency (LSACA) – 2019
Herbert Wigwe Family
Parents Pastor Shingle Wigwe and Mrs. Wigwe
Wife Chizoba Wigwe
Sibling Peggy, Stella, Joyce, and Emeka
Children Chizi, Tochi, Hannah and David

Herbert Wigwe children