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Mr Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede is an investor, banker and philanthropist. As co-founder of the Tengen Family Office, Aig-Imoukhuede oversees a multibillion-dollar business portfolio, while through the Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation, Aigboje and his wife, Ofovwe, manage a significant financial commitment focused on building Nigeria’s next generation of government leaders, helping transform public sector effectiveness and improving access to quality primary healthcare.
Aig-Imoukhuede became Access Bank CEO in 2002, and led its transformation from a minor player into one of the country’s top five banks. In 2012 he midwifed the banking sector’s adoption of the Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles, and as chairman of the Presidential Committee on Fuel Subsidies he is credited with saving billions of dollars in fraudulent petroleum subsidy claims. He was appointed founding chairman of the FMDQ securities exchange in 2013, and was elected president of the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 2013.
In the impact philanthropy space he has been co-chairman of New York-based GBCHealth since 2011. Together with Aliko Dangote and Jim Ovia, he founded the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria, and as vice-chair of Global Citizen Nigeria, he co-founded the Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund. He was appointed a member of Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government International Advisory Board in 2017.
He is the recipient of Nigeria national honour, the Commander of the Order of the Niger; Ernst & Young’s West Africa Entrepreneur of the Year Award; and African Banker magazine’s African Banker of the Year. In 2017, Aigboje was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Aigboje graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Benin in 1986 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1987. He earned an Executive MBA jointly awarded by the London School of Economics, NYU Stern Business School and HEC Paris in 2015.
Aigboje is married to development specialist Ofovwe and has four children, Ohiozoje, Aima, Morenike and Renuan. He is an ordained minister of the Promised Land Ministries.