He has had an illustrious career in Indian Civil Service for over 3 decades. He was the Director General of Shipping and helped formulate the National Shipping Policy that encouraged private investments in the Indian Maritime Sector.
As the Chairman of the JNPT Port he was instrumental in the tremendous growth and investment in the port. Mr. Pinto also held the post of Secretary of the Shipping Ministry, and Vice Chairmen of the council of the IMO during his serving years.
He is currently a Director on the Board of several companies in the private sector.