There is palpable grief in the business community as the Chief Executive Officer of of Access Holdings, Herbert Wigwe and five others have been confirmed dead in a helicopter crash.
According to reports, the helicopter was headed to Las Vegas when it crashed near a border city between Nevada and California on Friday night in the United States.
It was learnt that the helicopter, a Eurocopter EC 130, had a total of six persons onboard.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, in a statement, said that no survivors had been located.
Born on born 15 August 1966, Wigwe started his career at Coopers & Lybrand, Lagos as a management consultant, later qualifying as a chartered accountant.
After a stint at Capital Bank, he joined GTBank where he spent over a decade working in corporate and institutional banking.
In 2002, Wigwe and his business partner, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede bought into what was then a small commercial bank, Access Bank.
The deceased had 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 was an alumnus of the Harvard Business School Executive Management Program.