Mr. Wigwe started his professional career with Coopers and Lybrand Associate, an international firm of chartered accountants. He spent over 10 years at Guaranty Trust Bank where he managed portfolios cutting across financial institutions, local corporates and multinationals.
He left Guaranty Trust Bank as an Executive Director to co-lead the transformation of Access Bank Plc in March 2002 as Deputy Managing Director. He was appointed Group Managing Director/CEO effective 1 January 2014. .
He is an alumnus of Havard Business School’s Executive Management Programme. He holds a Masters degree in Banking and International Finance from the University College of North Wales, a Masters degree in Financial Economics from the University of London and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and a recipient of an honorary Doctorate Degree from the University of Port Harcourt. He is the Chairman of the Access Bank (UK) Ltd.