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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 the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Carry1st, the leading mobile entertainment platform for African consumers. Prior to founding Carry1st, he served as Vice President at The Carlyle Group, where he executed private equity investments across a range of industries in the US, Europe, and Africa. Mr. Robbin-Coker began his career with Morgan Stanley, where he advised on M&A and capital markets transactions while based in New York and London. He is an active angel investor and a member of the Brookings Society, for emerging leaders with a passion for public policy. Mr. Robbin-Coker brings to the Board his expertise in institutional investing, financial control, and corporate governance; along with a growing passion for education.

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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