Herbert Wigwe, CON to Deliver Keynote Address at the NBA Lagos Law Week 2023


It is no longer news that the much anticipated NBA Lagos Law Week 2023 with the theme: “Facing the Future: Law in a Globalized Economy” is slated to hold from June 16 – June 23, 2023, at the prestigious Nigerian Law School (Lagos Campus) Victoria Island, Lagos.

The event, which has a lineup of industry experts and accomplished members of the legal profession including notable Judges assembled as faculty, also has Mr Herbert Wigwe CON as the keynote speaker for the week-long event.

Herbert Wigwe was born on 15 August 1966 in Lagos. He is a Nigerian banker and entrepreneur. He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc, traded as Access Corporation. Herbert was the Group Managing Director/CEO of Access Bank plc, one of Nigeria’s top five banking institutions, from January 2014 until April 2022.

Herbert has a degree in accountancy from the University of Nigeria, an MA in Banking and Finance from the University College of North Wales (now Bangor), an MSc in Financial Economics from the University of London, and is an Alumnus of the Harvard Business School Executive Management Program.

Under Herbert, Access Bank has amassed quite a number of awards. In 2016, it won Bank of the Year and CEO of the Year at the BusinessDay Banking awards in Lagos. It also clinched three prestigious awards at the annual Africa Banking Awards for the “Outstanding Business Sustainability” in the 2016 Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards in Germany, the first ever for an African financial institution. Access Bank Plc repeated the performance at the 2017 Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards in Germany by receiving the “Outstanding Business Sustainability Achievement Award”. Mr. Wigwe himself was named 2016 Banker of The Year separately by The Sun and Vanguard newspapers, two of Nigeria’s biggest newspapers.

…to be continued…

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