About Dienye Pepple
Ibigoni Dienye Pepple, is a Chartered Marketer, Sustainable Development Worker, Agricultural Economist and Partnership Facilitator. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Ife, Ile Ife, (Now Obafemi Awolowo University) and a Master’s degree in the same discipline from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt. He is a certified Partnership Broker, having been trained at the Partnership Training Institute, Trigonos, North Wales. He is a member of several professional bodies, including; Partnership Brokers Association (PBA), National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria, (NIMN), Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Institute of Professional Agriculturists of Nigeria, (IPAN).
He was until recently the Manager / Head of Secretariat, Rivers State Partners for Sustainable Development (RSPSD). Before joining the Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA) in 2008 as a Zonal Coordinator in the Community Interface Department of the Agency, Mr. I. Dienye Pepple had garnered varied experience in both the public and private sectors, in community and sustainable development work. He began his work life in the public sector with the Rivers State Schools Board before transferring his service to the Rivers State Ministry of Agriculture. After several years in the public sector he moved over to the private sector where he consulted for and executed several community development programmes /projects for various development stakeholders. In RSSDA he was at one time the head of the Skills Development Unit and then the head of the Infrastructure Development Unit. In 2011 he was assigned to establish and manage a partnership platform for all stakeholders involved in development activities in Rivers State, to manage collaborations and alliances between member organizations with a view to coordinating development efforts in the State. In 2013 he established the Rivers State Partners for Sustainable Development which before then was just an idea.
In April, 2017 he resigned from RSSDA to establish a sustainable development, youth and business development consultancy. He is presently the Chief Executive of WYRDI, The Managing Director of Ambitam Aesthetic Concepts and a Consultant to RSSDA, Peacemakers Legal Consultancy and a number of other organisations.
Mr. I. Dienye Pepple is married with four children and loves gospel music, Chess and basketball.