Herbert Wigwe, Access Bank CEO will address fintech audience at the Silicon Valley, United States on June 28, 2017. He will speak on the topic: “Taking Tomorrow: How Access Bank is Building Africa’s Digital Bank” during the fireside chat.
The event that is scheduled for Plug and Play Tech Centre, Room: Event Centre, 440 N. Wolfe Rd., Sunnyvale, CA and will be moderated by Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, co-founder of Flutterwave.
In the fireside chat, Wigwe will explore how a focus on technology has supported Access Bank growth into a global institution and how the bank is positioning itself as Africa leapfrogs into a global economy.
Wigwe leads Access Bank, one of Africa’s largest banks and ranked among the top 500 global banks. In 2002, he and his business partner Aig Imoukhuede purchased a small commercial bank in Lagos which ranked 65th out of 89 banks in Nigeria. Today, only 15 years later, that small commercial bank has grown into a global bank worth over $1.86 billion dollars with over $12.2 billion of assets under management.
Wigwe started his professional career with Coopers and Lybrand Associates, an international firm of Chartered Accountants. After a short stint with Capital Bank, he spent over 10 years at Guaranty Trust Bank where he managed several portfolios of financial institutions, corporates, and multinationals. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of
Nigeria (ICAN), and an alumnus of Harvard Business School executive management programme.
Iyinoluwa is the CEO of Flutterwave, a venture backed company that partners with financial institutions around the world to build technology and infrastructure for digital commerce across Africa.