Former group chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX Group), Abimbola Ogunbanjo, who served as the chairman of NGX, the non-operating holding company resulting from the demutualization of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) between 2021 and 2022, is believed to have died in Saturday’s ill-fated plane crash alongside Herbert Wigwe and his family.
A search is underway for Herbert Wigwe, the group Managing Director of Access Bank Corporation, and other members of his traveling party after a chopper they were traveling in crashed in California.
Reports suggest that six individuals were on board, including Herbert’s wife and a friend, Bimbo Ogunbanjo, a former president of the Stock Exchange.
Details surrounding the crash, including its exact location and time, remain unknown.
Bamofin Abimbola Ogunbanjo was born in Nigeria to the family of Chris and Hilda Ogunbanjo, OFR, CON, foremost corporate lawyers, industrialists, and philanthropists.
Bamofin Ogunbanjo was a member of the International Bar Association, Nigerian Bar Association, Institute of Petroleum, and a registered capital market consultant with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria.
He provided pro-bono legal services to the Nigerian Chamber of Shipping and the Chris Ogunbanjo Foundation, where he served on the board of directors.
Until his passing, he served as a Global Ambassador for the Cervical Cancer-Free Nigeria (CCFN) campaign, an initiative of Global Oncology (GO), a US-based nonprofit organization supported by Stanford University.