Arriving at the company Procter & Gamble in 1963, Pepper was promoted from administrative assistant to the president in 23 years.
In 1974 he was appointed CEO of P & G Italy, in 1978, returned to the US and was elected vice-president in 1980, in 1984 he joined the company's Board of Directors and in 1986 became president (CEO) of the company Procter & Gamble. Having worked in P & G for 38 years, Pepper left the company as a Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2002.
Since 2007 he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Walt Disney International.
Also now Pepper is part of the Board of Directors of the Boston Scientific Corporation, the Alumni Association board of Yale University, the University Board of Trustees Xavier, Xerox Corporation and Motorola Inc., is chairman of the Advisory Board of the US trade policy and negotiations, members of the Board of "Drug Free America" and the "National campaign for the prevention of teenage pregnancy," the honorary co-chair of the National center for freedom underground railroad, vice-chairman of the center for assistance Cincinnati youth.
J.I. Pepper. Pepper and his wife Frances have four children and live in Wyoming, (pcs. Ohio).