Rutstein ’94 Young Global Leader – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Rutstein ’94 Young Global Leader

Charles Rutstein ’94 is among 37 individuals from North America named to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders of 2011.  As COO of Forrester Research, an organization that counsels global leaders in both business and technology, Rutstein oversees Forrester’s global operations and works closely with the chair and CEO on implementing worldwide strategy. 

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization that attempts to make global improvements by engaging business, political and academic leaders to reshape the world.  Of the 5,000 candidates identified for the honor, only 190 leaders from 65 different countries were chosen. Honorees represent multiples sectors including business, government, academia, media, non-profit organizations and arts and culture.

Rutstein  earned a B.A. in economics, magna cum laude, from Hobart College. He minored in computer science and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He was a member of the sailing team and, as a sophomore, authored “Executive Guide to Computer Viruses” a book designed to provide busy executives with a clear understanding of computer viruses, as well as step-by-step methods for disinfecting computers.