Richard Scobey

Rick Scobey is the President of the World Cocoa Foundation, where he leads the strategic development of the organization, serves as the primary spokesperson on behalf of 100 member companies, and leads the direction of the cocoa and chocolate industry on sustainability priorities.

Previously, he worked for 30 years at the World Bank in a variety of managerial positions, including as the Deputy Director General of the Independent Evaluation Group, Director for Regional Integration in the Africa Region, Advisor to the Vice President of the Africa Region for partnerships and innovation, and Manager for Agriculture and Environment in Africa. Prior to joining the World Bank, he worked as an investment banker in Africa, a Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi, and a fellow at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Sweden.

Rick has served on the Board of Directors for numerous community organizations including the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Academy Art Museum, Pickering Creek Audubon Center, and Frederick Douglass Honor Society.

He obtained a B.A. in politics, philosophy, and economics from Brown University, and a M.A. in management from Yale School of Organization and Management.