Access Bank GMD speaks at inaugural Financial Times live summit in Mozambique

The Group Managing Director of Access Bank Plc, Dr. Herbert Wigwe, is today speaking at the inaugural Financial Times summit holding in Mozambique with the theme ‘Accelerating a return to growth and stability’. The conference will x-ray the pivotal opportunities and fresh challenges manifesting in Mozambique after 20 years of political turbulence.

As a knowledge exchange platform, the summit is being attended by pre-eminent business and government leaders with keynote speeches from the Mozambican leaders, His Excellency, President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi and Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho Do Rosário, and will discuss the routes to managing major economic reform, improving financial transparency and ways of exploring the diversification of natural resources and exports in the country.

Wigwe and other speakers are expected to share practical perspectives that will stimulate the Mozambican economy with an audience of three hundred senior figures comprising government figures, policy makers, major international leaders, economists and representatives from energy, infrastructure, mining, finance and other vertical industries.

Other leaders speaking at the event include the IMF Resident Representative in Mozambique, Ari Aisen; Chief Executive Officer, Barclays Bank, Mozambique , Dr. Rui Barros; Founder & Group Chief Executive, The Abraaj Group, Arif Naqvi; MD and CEO, Norfund, Roland Kjell and Joint CEO, Standard Bank, Sim Tshababla.

Over the past decade, Wigwe has consistently demonstrated his commitment to the resuscitation and development of the African economy. As a consummate business leader with a sterling record of accomplishments and a history of contributions to the Nigerian economy, Wigwe advocates inclusive governance and responsible leadership as a veritable approach to national building and economic development. He holds the belief that appropriate collaboration between private sector players and governments is the key to unlocking Africa’s potential and creating prosperity for Africans.

Since his assumption of office as the Group Managing Director in 2013, Access Bank has continued to affirm its pioneering role in the African financial services landscape and birthed innovations that further redefined banking services in Nigeria. In recognition of these, Access Bank has received several international and domestic awards, which include the Euromoney Best Bank Transformation Award; Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Outstanding Business Sustainability Award; and BusinessDay Newspaper Best Bank Award.



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