Carolina Rossini

Carolina Rossini


MBA, Instituto de Empresa
MA, Santiago Dantas – UNICAMP/UNESP
LLM, Boston University School of Law


Carolina Rossini is an internationally recognized expert in the field of technology policy and law, with over 25 years of experience, having worked in the private, non-profit and academic sectors, and as an advisor to various governments, policy makers and international organizations. She is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Council on the Future of Technology Policy (mandate 2023 to 2025) and was a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader (2016 to 2022), and continues active in that community. She is the co-founder and currently serves as the Director of Partnerships and Research at the Datasphere Initiative.

She is a lawyer and seasoned public speaker, graduated from the University of São Paulo – JD/FADUSP, Brazil (2000). She has the following Master’s degrees: MBA from Instituto de Empresa in Spain (2004), MA in International Economic Relations from Santiago Dantas – UNICAMP/UNESP, Brazil (2005), and a LLM in Intellectual Property from Boston University, USA (2008). She has various certificate courses including on Leadership from the Oxford Saïd  Business School, UK.

She has worked for companies including Telefónica and Facebook, and various non-profits, including Public Knowledge, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Wikimedia Foundation. She worked for Prof. Yochai Benkler as a 3-year fellow and Project Coordinator at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University. As a consultant, she served clients including: the OAS-Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, the US State Department, Open Society Foundations, DUCO Experts, UNHCR, UNDP, Alliance for Affordable Internet, Freedom House, Ford Foundation, IDRC, and more.

She is the co-founder of and serves as a senior advisor to Portulans Institute, where she was the CEO for its 2 first years, and is a board member of InternetLab (Brazil), Derechos Digitales (Chile), #IamtheCode (Global), and Instituto EducaDigital (Brazil). She was a founding advisor to Global Partners Digital  (UK), The LightHouse Collective (USA), and the Open Knowledge Foundation (Brazil). She is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has lived in Brazil (her country of origin), Spain, and the USA.