“The Truth of My Journey: From the Farm to the International Arena ”
Adao Pinto’s father, Mr. Pinto Muixi, was a coffee farmer and pastor of his own church in rural Angola. He raised his family in the tradition of strong moral values. Adao attended schools in Angola and Brazzaville (Congo) before getting his advanced degrees in Law and International Law from the University of Kiev in the former Soviet Union. He holds an additional Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Monroe College in New York City.
Adao Pinto holds the diplomatic rank of Ambassador, and is currently serving as Consul General for the Republic of Angola in New York City. He has previously held many other positions in his long career as a professional diplomat and a lawyer.
Adao Pinto began his diplomatic career in 1989 as an attaché at the Department of Legal and Consular Affairs within the Angolan Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His responsibilities included the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and relevant international legal matters.
In 1993 he was promoted to the rank of First Secretary and appointed as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Angolan Embassy in Havana, Cuba, a post he held for six years.
After returning from his journey in Cuba Adao Pinto was appointed Head of the Department of Treaties at the Department of Legal and Consular Affairs within the Ministry of Foreign Relations in Luanda in 2000. He was then promoted to the diplomatic rank of Counsellor. He was next appointed Deputy Chief of Mission at the Angolan Embassy in Washington D.C. While there, he was promoted to the rank of Minister Counsellor in 2003, serving from 2001 to 2006. He then served as Head of Department for North America within the American Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs until assuming his current post as Consul General for Angola in New York City in 2011.
Adao Pinto was promoted to the rank of Carrière Ambassador in 2017.