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Board of Managers: Cordel Robbin-Coker

Cordel Robbin-Coker

Appointed: Director 2019
MHS Class of 2004

Highlights: Mr. Robbin-Coker is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Carry1st, the leading venture-backed publisher of social games and interactive content in Africa. Prior to founding Carry1st, he served as Vice President at The Carlyle Group, where he invested in a range of private businesses and supported senior executives to implement key strategic initiatives. Mr. Robbin-Coker began his career with Morgan Stanley, advising on M&A and capital markets transactions across the US, Europe, and Africa. He is a Venture Partner at The Raba Partnership and Adaverse, early-stage investment funds focused on emerging markets fintech and blockchain, respectively. Mr. Robbin-Coker brings to the Boards his expertise in corporate governance, institutional investing, and financial control; coupled with an unwavering commitment to the mission of Milton and Catherine Hershey.

Mr. Robbin-Coker is an alumnus of Milton Hershey School, having graduated as valedictorian in 2004, and is a recipient of the 2009 Alumni Achievement Award for Academic Excellence.

Professional Experience

  • Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Carry1st
  • Vice President, The Carlyle Group
  • Financial Analyst, Morgan Stanley


  • B.A., Political Science, Stanford University

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