Major Marco Pinto is R&D National Defence Representative at Portuguese Defence Resources Directorate (MoD).
He is National R&T PoC for the EDA and National Coordinator for the NATO Science and Technology Organization.
He holds a Military Science (Aeronautical Engineering) by the Air Force Academy (2004), an executive program on entrepreneurship and innovation management at Católica Lisbon (2014) and a post-graduation in military and aeronautical studies from University Military Institute (2015).
He was Weapon System Manager of the EH101 helicopter until 2014 at Helicopter Division from Weapons System Maintenance Directorate. Afterwards, he was Project Manager at Programs and Engineering Directorate until 2019, where he was responsible for bid and tenders and management of I&D projects and aircraft modification programs with national and European funding.