Herbert Wigwe, Access Bank CEO, Addresses Fintech Audience at Silicon Valley

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.