Our Leadership

President and COO - Cordell B. Robinson

Cordell B. Robinson is the President and COO of the Shaping Futures Foundation, a renowned "Culinary Architect", and a cybersecurity expert in compliance, governance, and regulations. Mr. Robinson earned a BS in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Pepperdine University, and a Juris Doctorate (JD) from Georgetown Law School. He is a decorated US Navy veteran and has served honorably as a Senior Intelligence Analyst. During his military service, Cordell earned letters of commendation, was decorated with naval medals, and received Distinguished Service Awards for his devotion and valor. 

In addition to cooking in countries all over the world, Cordell has cooked for numerous celebrities and corporations like Aston Martin, Bentley, Dolce & Gabbana, and Heads of State, just to name a few. Cordell’s passion is operating the Shaping Futures Foundation where he has invested some of his own resources to provide clothing, shoes, and hygiene products to orphans in Tanzania, Zanzibar, and Uganda.Mr. Robinson's primary focus is to build the first American all-girls secondary school in Zanzibar, Tanzania to ensure economic growth and stability through education and skills training.

Inspired by my own journey, I want to provide resources and education for these young women to give them the tools they need to create sustainable families with the end goal of eradicating poverty.


Shaping Futures Foundation

President and COO