Ruy Pinto is currently the Deputy Chief Technology Officer at SES leading various technology initiatives in the company. In particular Ruy is responsible for managing the SES HTS Programme, including satellites, infrastructure, platforms and integration.
Ruy worked at Inmarsat from 1990 to 2016, in various technical and managerial roles. His last position at Inmarsat, from December 2013, was Group Chief Operations Officer, responsible for all operational functions at Inmarsat: satellite and network operations, operations engineering, customer services, service assurance, Group IT, partner platforms, business applications, including billing, plus navigation activities. As part of his remit Ruy also established a Digital Office for Inmarsat, responsible for the company digital strategy and digital commercial models. His external positions portfolio included two years as the Chairman of UKSpace, the UK space industry trade association, and four years as a Director and VP of Space for the Association of Defence, Security and Aerospace Companies (ADS). Finally, Ruy Pinto is a Non-Executive Director of the Satellite Application Catapult, established by the UK government to foster the development of the space sector and space applications in the UK and an SSPI (Society of Satellite Professionals International) Board member.
Previously, Ruy Pinto worked with VSAT data communication networks and data communications software as the project manager for the deployment large scale VSAT networks in Brazil. Ruy Pinto has a background in electronics and satellite data communications having graduated in Electronics Engineering in 1981, followed by a post-graduate degree in Digital Telecommunications Systems, both from the Rio de Janeiro Catholic University.