Director of the Gulbenkian Foundation's "President’s Office since January 2015, he also serves as Legal Counsel to the Foundation as well as secretary to the Management Board of the Gulbenkian Institute of Science since March 2014. Having graduated in law from the University of Coimbra Faculty of Law in 1999, he began collaborating with the Foundation in 2000 serving as Assistant to the President’s Office. He also participated in the Northern Rock Foundation training programme in the United Kingdom in 2003, the Marshall Memorial Fellowship run by the German Marshall Fund of the United States in 2004 and in the Tällberg Emerging Leaders Programme, at the Tällberg Foundation in Sweden in 2006. He is currently working on his doctoral thesis on the Laws for Foundations at the Faculty of Law of the Nova University of Lisbon and was previously Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in 2013 before attending the Kellogg | Católica Advanced Management Program in 2014. He lectured Fiscal Law for Non-Governmental Organisations at the School of Economics and Management, at the Catholic University of Portugal in Oporto between 2006 and 2007. He is the author and co-author of diverse publications about the Laws of Foundations and Non-Profit Organisations including Sector Não Lucrativo – Colectânea de Legislação das Organizações da Sociedade Civil, Catholic University of Portugal (2006), with Raquel Campos Franco, Fundações e Direito da União Europeia: Perspectivas de evolução, in the Commemorative Studies on the 10th anniversary of the Nova University of Lisbon Faculty of Law, Almedina, 2008, with Emílio Rui Vilar, and Defining the Portuguese Foundation Sector, in Developments in Foundation Law in Europe, Springer, 2014." 
Resources and articles
- Gulbenkian Foundation Rui Gonçalves, organizational web page, accessed November 26, 2018.