Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede

Founder and Chairman of Africa Initiative for Governance


Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede is the Founder and Chairman of Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG), a not-for-profit organisation, established to be a catalyst for high public sector performance in Africa by bringing proven private sector innovation, leadership and funding to the public sector in a private-public partnership to attract, inspire and support future leaders of Africa’s public sector.

Mr. Aig-Imoukhuede is also the Founder and Chairman of Coronation Capital, prior to which he was Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank Plc, where he led the transformation of the bank to rank amongst Africa's leading banks. His career in banking and finance spans three decades and has earned him national as well as international recognition including Commander of the Order of the Niger “CON”, conferred by the Federal Republic of Nigeria, for his contributions to the development of banking and finance, and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (West Africa). 

In 2012, Mr. Aig-Imoukhuede was appointed Chair of the Presidential Committee on the Verification of Fuel Subsidies. His oversight of the process is widely credited with saving Nigeria billions of dollars in fraudulent fuel subsidy payments. He was, also in 2012, elected President of the National Council of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

His social and entrepreneurial philanthropic engagements include Chairman of Friends Africa, a partner organisation of the Global Fund, Co-Chairman of the Board of GBC Health, founding member of the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria and Chairman of the Business Coalition for Sustainable Development of Nigeria. 

Mr. Aig-Imoukhuede is also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Financial Market Dealers Association (of Nigeria) and Chairman of Wapic Insurance Plc. He was in 2017, elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He holds a law degree from the University of Benin and was called to the Bar in Nigeria. He also holds a Trium MBA awarded jointly by the London School of Economics, New York University and HEC Paris.
 

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