A chopper transporting Herbert Wigwe, the CEO of Access Holdings has crashed and killed him as well as about 5 others in California.
Sources said the chopper was headed to Las Vegas when it crashed near a border city between Nevada and California on Friday night. The US government confirmed all onboard dead. Six passengers were onboard, however, no survivors found so far.
Wigwe, his wife and son were in the helicopter when it crashed in California near the Nevada border, as well as Abimbola Ogunbanjo, the group chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX Group).
Herbert Ó. Wigwe was Deputy Managing Director at Access Bank from 2002 and became its Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer in 2014.
Previously, he was an Executive Director in charge of Institutional Banking at Guaranty Trust Bank and before then, a Management Consultant for Coopers & Lybrand before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant.
Dr. Wigwe also served as the Chairman of Access Bank (Ghana), Access Investment & Securities Limited, Central Securities and Clearing System (CSCS) and is the current Chairman of Access Bank (UK) Limited and Unified Payments Services Limited.
He was a Board Member of Nigerian Mortgage Refinance Company and a member of the advisory Board for Friends Africa.