Rui Batista is a former manager of the Portuguese LEADER+ National Management Unit, and a civil servant in the Portuguese Ministry for Agriculture. Currently he is a board member of the Terras Dentro LAG and a farmer (Alentejo). He works as well as a consultant for rural development. He graduated in Agronomic Engineering from the University of Évora and holds an MBA in General Management from Eudem – Escola de Negócios.
Rui Batista was moderator of the plenary sessions