Rui de Carvalho Araújo Moreira was born in Porto on August 8, 1956. He is a businessman. He attended the German School of Porto, the National Lyceum Garcia de Orta and graduated in Business Administration in 1978 from the University of Greenwich (London) obtaining the award for best student of the year. Back to Portugal and to his hometown he has come up as a voice in defence of the interests of Porto and Northern Region, organizing and participating in conferences on the subject and writing in the press, where it was usual chronicler. He was also a political commentator on several television stations. He has been an international sailor obtaining titles of national champion in senior and junior in various classes. He was a member of the Advisory Council FC Porto. In 2001 he was elected president of the Commercial Association of Porto, a position he held until 2013. In parallel he has held advisory positions in the areas of trade, culture and higher education at the University of Porto and at the Catholic University. Rui Moreira led an independent bid for the Porto City Council and was elected on 29 September 2013. He took possession as the Mayor of Porto on October 22, 2013.