Press Release

World Economic Forum Names Carolina Rossini a 2016 Young Global Leader

March 16, 2016 ,

Today, Carolina Rossini, Public Knowledge’s Vice President for International Policy and Strategy, was named a 2016 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, which honored 122 women and men under the age of 40 who are shaking up policy, society and the world around them. This five-year fellowship is given to brave, bold, action-oriented and entrepreneurial individuals committed to shaping a better future that promotes a peaceful and prosperous society. The World Economic Forum recognizes leaders from all fields, including business, arts and politics.

The following can be attributed to Public Knowledge President Gene Kimmelman:

“We at Public Knowledge are extremely pleased that one of our star advocates, Carolina Rossini, has been recognized for her life accomplishments. We know she will use this fellowship to expand her exceptional skills to promote human and digital rights as a powerful voice championing freedom of expression, the Open Internet, and access to affordable communications tools and creative works.”

The following can be attributed to Carolina Rossini, Vice President for International Policy and Strategy at Public Knowledge:

“I am honored to be included in this diverse and impressive community of leaders. It is a very special moment to be recognized beyond one’s core peers and receive such a strong external signal that what we do — as civil society working for the public interest — actually matters. It is not easy to work at the intersection of technology, policy and law, but it is precisely at this junction where essential progress can be made.”

A Young Global Leader has a record of extraordinary achievement, substantial leadership, and commitment to serve society at large as well as an impeccable reputation in his or her community. Young Global Leaders co-create a community of insight and action that is devoted to improving the state of the world. You may learn more about the Young Global Leaders selection process here. You may also view a complete list of 2016 honorees.