Who was Abimbola Ogunbanjo? The Former Chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group Plc

Abimbola Ogunbanjo was involved in the helicopter disaster that killed Herbert Wigwe, the group Managing Director of Access Bank Corporation, and his family while visiting in California.

Early Life

Born in Nigeria, Bamofin Abimbola Ogunbanjo is the former group chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX Group), a non-operating holding company formed after the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) demutualized between 2021 and 2022. He holds a law degree from the University of Lagos and a Master of Laws degree from the London School of Economics.


Ogunbanjo started his work as a credit analyst with Chase Manhattan Bank (Nigeria) Limited. In 1990, he became the managing partner of the prominent law firm Chris Ogunbanjo LP. He has substantial experience in commercial law, with a concentration on financial markets, shipping, and mergers & acquisitions.

From 2017 to 2021, he served as President of the NSE’s National Council. He served on the boards of several non-profits and international corporations, including Beta Glass Plc and the University of Buckingham Centre for Extractive Studies Advisory Board.

Leadership Roles

Ogunbanjo held many leading positions in the Nigerian business community. He served as President of the Nigerian Stock Exchange’s National Council (NSE) from 2017 to 2021. In 2021, he was appointed Group Chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX Group), the non-operating holding entity formed by the NSE’s demutualisation. He sat on the boards of various international firms and non-profit organizations.

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