Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede Appointed France Nigeria Business Council

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Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, the Chairman of Access Holdings Plc, has been appointed President of the France Nigeria Business Council (FNBC) by President Emmanuel Macron of the French Republic at the Choose France Summit 2024 on Monday.


The France Nigeria Business Council (FNBC) is a pivotal coalition of Nigerian private-sector business leaders committed to enhancing bilateral relations between Nigeria and France. Its core objectives revolve around facilitating trade, investments, infrastructural development, job creation, and cultural integration between the two nations. Since its establishment in June 2021 under the auspices of President Emmanuel Macron, the FNBC has diligently utilised its member network to champion investments across key business sectors, fostering cultural understanding and driving economic growth between Nigeria and France. Notably, it has catalysed Nigerian business ventures into investment opportunities in France.

Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede having a handshake and a tête-à-tête with President Macron at the Council’s meeting with the President, and Gilbert Chagoury looking on.

Comprising 13 distinguished members, the Council boasts prominent figures, including Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede (President), Abdul Samad Rabiu, Gilbert Chagoury, Mike Adenuga, Aliko Dangote, Jim Ovia, Tony Elumelu, and John Coumantaros. Additionally, Kola Karim, Leo Stan Ekeh, Daisy Danjuma, Gbenga Agboola, and Jean Haas serve as integral members, with Jean Haas holding the position of Secretary.


Aig-Imoukhuede’s appointment follows the passing of Herbert Wigwe, the Council’s former President, in February 2024.


The Choose France Summit is an annual gathering of business magnates, investors, and governmental dignitaries to explore investment prospects in France. The highlight of the Summit was the Presidential Dinner, characterised by high-level engagements and mutual commitments between participating parties.