Bolaji Agbede Biography

Bolaji Agbede is a distinguished professional with a rich background in Human Resources (HR) management, customer relationship management, and banking operations, spanning over 27 years.

Professional Journey
Bolaji Agbede began her career at Guaranty Trust Bank in 1992 and held various positions, eventually rising to the role of Manager in 2001 .
She served as the Chief Executive Officer of JKG Limited, a business consulting firm, in 2003, before joining Access Bank the same year as an Assistant General Manager .

Educational Background
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Lagos (1990) and an MBA from Cranfield University (2002).

Leadership Roles
Since 2010, she has been the Head of HR for the Access Bank Group, overseeing successful people integrations during significant mergers and acquisitions. She has been pivotal in several successful integrations, including Marina International Bank, Capital Bank, Intercontinental Bank Plc, and the merger between Access Bank Plc and Diamond Bank Plc .
Bolaji Agbede is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Management UK and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, highlighting her commitment to professional standards and continuous learning.

Current Position
Bolaji Agbede has been appointed as the Acting Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings following the tragic death of Herbert Wigwe, the former CEO.

Personal Life
She is married to Olaitan Agbede, a renowned architect and urban planner, and they have three children: Tolu, Femi, and Simi. They got married in 1994 and have been together for 30 years.

Bolaji Agbede’s diverse experience and commitment to professional development have positioned her as a trailblazer in the banking sector, and her appointment as the Acting Group CEO of Access Holdings is a testament to her exceptional leadership and dedication.