The Board of Directors of Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) – an international organisation committed to fostering the business interest of individuals and corporate organisations among commonwealth nations, yesterday announced the appointment of the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank , Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede into its Board.

According to the statement, Aigboje’s appointment was formally announced at the board meeting of the CBC recently.

According to a Lagos-based Newspaper report, Aigboje, who is to step down as the MD/CEO of Access Bank soon, in reponse said: “I am glad to accept this new responsibility to serve. Given the extensive work and impact being made by the CBC globally, I look forward to the privileged opportunity the CBC provides to collaborate with other global leaders to advance our common economic interests”.

His appointment, the statement further said, was in recognition of his sterling qualities as one of Africa’s leading business leaders and change agents committed to the socio-economic transformation of the continent.

“He is also on the judging panel of the G-20 Challenge on Inclusive Business Innovation which comprises of 12 renowned experts selected from the private sector, academia, international organisations and the G-20.

“The G20 Challenge on Inclusive Business Innovation is a global search for businesses with innovative, scalable, and commercially viable ways of working with low-income people in developing countries across the globe,” it added.

Aigboje was also appointed co-chair of GBCHealth last year. The GBCHealth is the only organisation dedicated solely to mobilising business for a healthier world – making him the first African to be so appointed to the position.

Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede is an Alumnus of Harvard Business School, with a law degree from the University of Benin. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1987.  Aigboje has acquired over 18 years banking experience largely from Guaranty Trust Bank where he resigned as Executive Director to become MD/CEO of Access Bank Plc., a post which he has excelled in over the years.

Aigboje, however, recently disclosed that he will be stepping down soon as the MD/CEO of Access bank in pursuance with Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) policy on the tenure of a Bank MD.

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