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Pedro Pinto

Director, Tolls Department
Pedro Pinto is responsible for the Tolls department (Director) at Ascendi. It was also former responsible for the IT department for the last 18 years, coordinating the two areas. Ascendi is a Portuguese company that operates in the road infrastructure sector as a concessionaire, O&M and toll collection services. He is responsible for the organization and operation of Ascendi’s Toll Collection Services, comprising the management of shadow tolls, traditional and all electronic tolls schemas. Pedro Pinto was also responsible for Ascendi’s Portuguese Road Concessions (7) IT infrastructure including ITS and Tolling Systems, from the design to installation and operation. Pedro Pinto has more than 18 years of experience in the road infrastructure sector and his previous professional experience was as IT Manager and Controller. Pedro Pinto has a degree in Management and Administration and a Post-Degree in Information Management all from the Portuguese Catholic University. Pedro Pinto is the coordinator of the Tolls Technical Permanent Committee (CP1) from the Association of Portuguese Concession Companies of Toll Motorways or Bridges, is the General Assembly Secretary at Portuguese ITS Association. Is member of the Cooper I group, the European Technical Tolls Committee for ASECAP and Board member of the European Electronic Fee Collection Facilitation Group, a European group that congregates all countries that are installing interoperable all electronic tolls in Europe (TC & ETSP). Pedro Pinto was operational responsible of Ascendi’s Multi-Lane Free-Flow project leading the company to the implementation of the first All-Electronic-Tolling concessions in Portugal, achieving several national and international recognitions (a Gold award from SAP and two CIO awards from IDC) for Ascendi. Nowadays, Ascendi is the biggest European Private Operator of MLFF Systems collecting all traffic.

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