Dehydys Pimentel

Country representing





  • Imperial College
  • PhD

Current organisation


Current role

Senior Midstream Business Developer Europe

Skills and Expertise

Graphic design
LGBT rights

Areas of interest

Peace and Conflict
Sustainable Development

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about


I have always been passionate about equal opportunities and people being able to bring their whole selves to work. Since joining BP at their technology site in Pangbourne, I observed barriers to colleagues wanting to be themselves in the workplace. I joined the Diversity & Inclusion team to help make a change, and quickly became involved in organising events, speaking in team meetings about our values and behaviours, and ensuring a fair working environment on site. It became apparent that the LGBT+ community was not represented, and there were instances where people had reached out to the greater BP for support. I realised that something had to be done. I spoke to senior leaders including Peter Duff (Head of D&I, EMEA) and along with a colleague from the D&I committee, I created a BP Pride group in Pangbourne. It took a lot of effort to raise awareness and build support, but once momentum was built, it became a runaway success and there has been great feedback. We even gained our VP an OUTstanding award for leading the D&I agenda because of this initiative. I then became chair of the D&I committee, which enabled me to further promote progressive initiatives to a BP site that sadly had a lot of outdated attitudes. Now that I work in a different office, I continue to contribute by being part of the BP Pride steering committee, and I regularly speak at mentoring events with schools from the area to provide motivation and incentive to young people around Canary Wharf.