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Advisor - to the President of the company
Shell Oil Company
Participant in Classs of 2011
Advisor to the President Shell Oil Company
As Advisor to the President of Shell Oil Company, Mr. Pinto is responsible for coordinating all material that
is presented to and by the President, including Congressional testimony, business materials, speeches, and
media engagements. In addition, he represents Shell in working groups of several organizations including,
National Hispanic Corporate Council, the National Coalition for the La Raza; Harvard University, the Council
of the Americas, among others.
Previously, Mr. Pinto worked as a New Business Advisor for Shell where he worked to evaluate new
business opportunities in the United States and Latin America. These opportunities included partnerships
with other energy companies, acquisitions and divestitures. His primary function was to forecast political
and economic trends that might affect projects in the long‐term. In addition, he was responsible for making
the connections with other companies (possible partners) and assessing their interest in working with Shell.
Prior to joining Shell in 2006, Mr. Pinto worked for the Council of the Americas, where he was the Director
of External Affairs. At the Council, his responsibilities included coordinating several Working Groups as well
as all external relations including media and engagements with Capitol Hill. One of the working groups he
lead brought together several member companies (including ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron, BP) to develop
recommendations for that the U.S. government should follow to support private investment in Latin
America. Another Working Group, which I lead, looked to collaborate with other organizations in
Washington, DC to lobby for the passage of pending several Free Trade Agreements between the United
States and other countries around the world.
Prior to the Council of the Americas, Mr. Pinto worked as a Program Coordinator for the Americas Program
at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) as well as a Program Coordinator at the Center
for Latin American Issues at The George Washington University.
Mr. Pinto holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Columbia University, a Master’s degree in Political
Science from Vanderbilt University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Bio Chemistry from the University of
California at Berkeley.
Being a part of the inaugural NHCC‐Corporate Executive Development Program is a true honor. The leadership
modules, the group project, and the connections I will make through this program will allow me to excel in my
current position while giving me the tools to grow within Shell Oil Company. I look forward to continuing my
personal and professional journey. Session 2
Throughout the second session we discussed not only the tactical aspects of how to build and run a team
effectively, we also learned how to work our learning into our companies’ strategic goals, placing us in a position
to excel as managers and be viewed as candidates for higher positions. I look forward to returning to work and
putting what I have learned into action. Specifically, I will develop a mentoring circle, where I will periodically
meet with peers and direct reports to discuss what I learned in this class and how we can institutionalize the
learning into our everyday interactions and strategic plans. Session 3
Learning the difference between leading and managing opened my eyes to what I want to be known for in my
company. While I am a good manager, I will now strive to demonstrate my leadership qualities and show that I
have what it takes to move into senior roles.
Overall viewpoint on the educational experience as well as how the knowledge and applied skills gained will equip
you for career success:
This experience has been life changing, from professional learning, to networking opportunities, to personal
I will use the lessons I learned in the course for the rest of my career.