DIENYE DAVID PETERSIDE / chartered marketer and entrepreneur

Dienye David Peterside is a chartered marketer and entrepreneur with over 25 years of highly diversified business experience in financial services, equipment leasing and telecommunications engineering, among others. A recognized leasing expert, Dienye founded and managed de Petraco Leasing Company for about 20 years, arranging substantial operating and finance leases for several leading Nigerian corporates.  He also acted as a resource person for the International Finance Corporation, and continues to be sought after by the African Leasing Association with whom he has had a long association.


Dienye possesses substantial board experience. In 2000, he was invited to join the Board of Mutual Alliance Mortgage Bank and was appointed Chairman of the Board Recapitalization Committee in 2012, successfully leading their efforts to meet the Central Bank of Nigeria’s capital requirements. He was also elected Chairman of the Board in the same year and chaired it till December 2014. He is currently the chairman of the Bank Audit Committee.  Since December 2015 he has been the Executive Director of Pilot Finance Limited, a well-established and Long standing (Been in operations for over 26 years)  Nigerian finance house, having spearheaded an investor group to buy majority stake into the company.


Passionate about the African continent and the opportunities it presents, Dienye has built a continent-wide network of business interests and affiliations, particularly in East Africa.  He is a global Director of the TKM Maestro Group, which is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. TKM Maestro is a pan-African telecommunications engineering company active in fibre optics, cell site building and maintenance, operating in 10 African countries and with award- winning patented cell site technology. TKM has twice won 3rd Prize recognition at the annual Africom conference (Held in Cape Town in 2010 and 2013) the most cost effective innovation category.  His other directorships include TKMP Engineering Company (Nigeria), Petrolseal Ocean & Energy Tanzania, Petrolseal Engineering Company Tanzania and Multitek Technologies (Uganda) Pilot Bureau De Change and Seal Towers Kenya Ltd.


Dienye graduated from the University of Port Harcourt in 1988 with a BSc in Geography.  He was elected a Fellow of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria in 2006, after 15 years of consistent participation and strategic input in the development of the Institute. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors Nigeria. He was further elected a Fellow of the Certified Professional Financial consultant Institute of UK in March 2017. Dienye is also a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) of the Institute of Management Consultants of Nigeria.


A businessman par excellence, Dienye excels in matching investors to exciting investment opportunities. He is especially passionate about Good Governance and opportunities to develop infrastructure across Africa. He is married with Children and enjoys travel, Sports, political debate and watching documentaries, especially to do with history, aviation and wildlife.