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Tom Adams is the CEO of the language-learning company, Rosetta Stone. Since he joined the company in 2003 it has grown into the leader in the industry. A native of Sweden, Tom grew up in France and England. He holds a B.A. in history from Bristol University, England, and an MBA from INSEAD. He speaks Swedish, English and French fluently and has a working knowledge of Spanish. His Chinese is basic, and he is currently learning Russian. Rosetta Stone made its debut yesterday as a public company on the New York Stock Exchange. It closed up 40% on it's first day of trading.