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Robbie Bach

Former President of Entertainment & Devices Division, Microsoft

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Robbie Bach previously worked for Microsoft for 22 years, where he played important roles in developing and marketing Microsoft Office and subsequently led the creation and development of the Xbox business.

Bach 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 at schools such as UCLA, Duke, the University of North Carolina (UNC), Notre Dame, Northwestern, Santa Clara University, and Seattle University. In 2015, he completed his first book, Xbox Revisited: A Game Plan for Corporate and Civic Renewal.

Bach serves on the national board of governors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and for the local Boys and Girls Club chapter in Bellevue, WA, and has served as chairman of both. He is also a member of the United States Olympic Committee board of directors, the board of directors for the Puget Sound chapter of Year-Up, and the board of directors for Sonos Inc.

He was an Arjay Miller Scholar at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he earned his MBA, and a Morehead Scholar at UNC, where he earned his degree in economics and was named an Academic All-American on the Tar Heel’s tennis team.