Fareeda Ehtesham

Co-Chair & Member of Audit and Finance Committee
Nigerian Stock Exchange, President;
Access Bank PLC, Former Group Managing Director/CEO

­­­Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede was Managing Director and CEO of Access Bank, one of Africa’s largest and fastest-growing financial institutions with an extensive network of branches and subsidiary businesses in nine countries across Africa and the United Kingdom. Aig-Imoukhuede is widely recognized as a successful business leader and proponent of corporate social responsibility in the African business community. He spearheaded a first-of-its-kind initiative among African businesses, Gift from Africa, aimed at raising funds for the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. In September 2010, along with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Aig-Imoukhuede announced the first pledge of $3 million to that group.

He has a distinguished banking career of over two decades, 10 years of which were spent at Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) where he resigned in March 2002 to lead a dynamic crop of accomplished bankers as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank Plc with the mandate to transform the Bank into a world-class financial services provider.

Aig-Imoukhuede’s visionary leadership has inspired Access Bank’s rapid and unprecedented growth over the past 9 years which has seen the Bank rank amongst the top 5 banks in Nigeria. In October 2007, he was ranked amongst the top 10 Most Respected CEOs in the annual PriceWaterHouseCoopers Most respected Companies and CEO Survey, a documented testament of his leadership acuity.

Aig-Imoukhuede, an alumnus of Harvard Business School, Executive Management Programme, holds an LLB and a BL Degree from University of Benin and the Nigerian Law School respectively. He is a fellow of the African Leadership Institute under the auspices of Aspen Institute, Colorado USA. Aigboje is also an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Banker of Nigeria (CIBN).

Aig-Imoukhuede has served on the Board since January 2011.

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