Robbie Bach

Former President, Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft

Robbie Bach joined Microsoft in 1988 and over the next 22 years worked in various marketing, general management and business leadership roles. During that time, he played an important role in the successful launch and expansion of the Microsoft Office business and led the creation and development of the Xbox business. Robbie retired in 2010 as Microsoft’s President of the Entertainment and Devices Division.

In addition to his work at Microsoft, Bach serves on the national board of governors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and was the chairman of the board from 2009-10. He and his wife, Pauline, have also been board members of the local Bellevue Boys and Girls Club since 1999 and Robbie chaired that board from 2004-06. In 2011, he joined the US Olympic Committee board of directors, the board of directors for Sonos Inc., and the board of advisors for Space Needle, Inc.


Robbie now works as a Civic Engineer with corporate, philanthropic, and civic organizations who are driving positive change in our communities. He speaks, lectures, and teaches extensively including keynoting the Boe Forum on Public Affairs and guest lecturing at schools such as UCLA, University of North Carolina, Notre Dame, Boston College, Santa Clara University, Harvey Mudd, and Seattle University. In 2015, he completed his first book, Xbox Revisited: A Game Plan for Corporate and Civic Renewal. He’s also on the board of advisors for Brooks Running Company


Bach received an MBA from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of North Carolina where he graduated with highest honors and was a first team Academic All-American on the Tar Heel’s tennis team.


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