AABLA Names Herbert Wigwe 2017 West African Business Leader
The Group Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank Plc, Mr. Herbert Wigwe, has been recognised as ‘West African Business Leader of the Year 2017’ by the All Africa Business Leader Awards, AABLA in partnership with CNBC Africa.
The announcement was made at the annual AABLA regional dinner, which was held in Lagos. The event was attended by industry executives from around West Africa.
The annual AABLA award sets to honour business excellence and leaders who have made considerable impact on their industry and the community, according to a statement by Access Bank.
Speaking on the awards, Alexander Leibner said this marked the start of what was set to be another memorable AABLA season, honouring business excellence across the continent.
Receiving the award, Wigwe, said, “It’s an honour to be shortlisted among some of the most powerful West African business leaders that I have ever come across and extremely humbled to be the recipient of such a prestigious award. Winning this is a recognition of our commitment to delivering banking excellence to our customers.
“We remain focused on the realisation of our strategic intent of becoming “Most Respected African Bank” and continue to explore opportunities in markets and sectors across the continent that will enable us achieve this vision.”
The 7th ABBLA will host three regional events in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria before moving on to the AABLA Finale which is scheduled to hold November 30 in South Africa