Herbert Wigwe Net Worth

Net Worth:$65.2 million
Date of Birth: August 5, 1966 (57 years old)
Profession: Banker and entrepreneur.

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What is Herbert Wigwe Net Worth?

Herbert Wigwe is a Nigerian Entrepreneur and Banker who has a net worth of $65.2 million. He is currently the Group CEO and Managing Director of the Nigerian top five banking institutions, Access Bank plc.

Herbert took over from Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede his business associates from January 2014 to April 2022. He is the Ceo of Access Holdings Plc, merchandise as Access Corporation.

Early Life

On the 15th of August 1966, Herbert Onyewumbu Wigwe CON  to parents of Ikwerre descent from Omueke Isiokpo, Lagos state.


Wigwe obtained a degree in accounting from the University of Nigeria, also an MBA from the Harvard Business School Executive Management Program, bagging an MSc in Financial Economics from the University of London, and an MA in Banking and Finance from the University College of North Wales (now Bangor).

Personal life

Herbert was referred to as “one of Nigeria’s fashionable top executives” by the Nigerian publication The Punch in January 2015.

He was born in Rivers State’s Ikwerre Local Government Area, but now resides and works there. Joyce, Peggy, Stella, and Emeka are his three sisters and one brother.

Tochi, Hannah, Chizi, and David are his four children; he is married to Chizoba Wigwe (née Nwuba).

Herbert also has two nieces, Aleruchi and Zara, and four nephews, Ruchi, Oj, Chinweike, and Obumneke.


Herbert Wigwe kickstarted his career life after being a qualified chartered accountant, he was made a management counselor at Coopers & Lybrand, Lagos.

After a job at Capital Bank, he spent years in institutional banking at GTBank before he was promoted to executive director of controlling the banking institution.

Herbert and his business associates Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede 2002 brought Access Bank which was a small commercial bank then.

Access Corporation has grown from an unknown Bank in Nigeria into a world-class financial institution in Africa for the past 30 years.

Currently, now, the corporate body is the number one largest in terms of loans, deposits, assets, and branch network; an achievement which is a result of a longtime strong approach to the solutions of clients.

The company provides a dedicated and modernized service from Pension Assets, Banking, Payments, and Lending.

Access Bank according to a report by The Banker magazine in 2015, is ranked among the top 500 global banks and the top five banks in Nigeria.

This institution is targeted at being the top bank in Africa, with over 350 branches, currently serves over 6.5 million account holders, and more than 1,500 ATMs in major centers across Nigeria, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the UK.


In the northern region of Nigeria, Philanthropy Wigwe, Access Bank, and UNICEF have teamed up to provide assistance to vulnerable children, orphans, and people who have been displaced abroad. The bank hosts the yearly, prominent Access Bank/UNICEF Charity Shield Polo match to promote awareness for this cause.

He was appointed co-chair of the Nigerian Business Coalition against AIDS (NiBUCCA) in February 2017, a business sector initiative to support those living with HIV/AIDS and help end the epidemic in Nigeria.

Honors and accomplishments

Access Bank has accumulated a sizable amount of honors under Wigwe. In 2016 at the BusinessDay Banking awards in Lagos, he won the prizes for Bank of the Year and CEO of the Year for their “Outstanding Business Sustainability” at Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards in Germany 2016.

The two biggest newspapers in Nigeria The Sun and Vanguard named Herbert the Banker of The Year in 2016.

The Boys’ Brigade Nigeria

Herbert was launched as Lagos State Council Patron in 2016 by the Boys’ Brigade (BB), for his commendable role in contributing to the development of youth and society.

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