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California: New owner of Uganda’s Finance Trust Bank, wife & son die in Chopper crash

By Executive Editor

The Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Access Bank has died in a Sunday helicopter crash in California, United States.

Herbert Wigwe died along with wife and son in the crash.

“I am saddened by the tragic death of Herbert Wigwe, CEO and co-Founder of Access Bank, his wife & son. He was a visionary and brilliant banker. May God comfort your aged parents, children, the Wigwe family and the staff and management of Access Bank. You will be greatly missed,” said Akiwumi Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank Group.

By the time of his death, Wigwe, through his Access Bank PLC, a prominent Nigerian lender operating across more than 20 countries, had just acquired 80% stake in Uganda’s Finance Trust Bank. 

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