Peterson Pipi


Mr. Peterson Pipi was appointed as a Director by the Kumul Petroleum Trustee to the Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited Board on 22nd February 2017.

Mr. Pipi hails from Tari in the Hela Province and currently serves as the General Manager of Gigira Development Corporation (GDC), a landowner company of the Hides, Angore and Juha Gas project areas. Mr. Pipi has held the post since February 2011.

Prior to joining GDC, Mr. Pipi worked as the First Secretary to the Minister for Home Affairs and Youth, the late David Unagi from 1996 – 1997. Mr. Pipi also served the Minister for Local Level and Provincial Affairs as First Secretary from 1995 to 1996 and served as Second Secretary to the Minister for Administrative Services from 1992 to 1994.

Mr. Pipi attained a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) from the University of Papua New Guinea in 1994. He further attained a Diploma in Economic Policy analysis of the National Research Institute of Papua New Guinea in 1995.

Since 2015, Mr. Pipi has served on the following Boards:

  • Director and founder of PNG Hospitality Services Limited (catering company owned by landowners from Hides to Kikori in the oil and gas field)
  • Director and Chairman of Gigira Camp and Catering Services Limited who is the Shareholder Company of PNG Hospitality Services Limited;
  • Director of HUC Limited (company owned by Hela United Church).

Mr. Pipi played a strategic role in 2008, as Team leader for the Angore Landowners Negotiation Team for the successful signing PNGLNG Project Umbrella Benefit Sharing Agreement in Kokopo, East New Britain Province.