Robert (Robbie) Bach was appointed to the United States Olympic Committee board of directors and began serving as an independent director in December 2010.
Having worked at Microsoft Corporation since 1988 in various marketing, general management and business leadership roles, Bach retired in 2010 as Microsoft’s president of entertainment and devices. Serving in that position since 2006, Bach successfully managed a worldwide, end-to-end business with more than 9,000 employees and turned investment businesses into a division that generated $8 billion in revenue and $780 million in profit in 2010. He is also credited with netting Xbox as lead sponsor of the Sounders Football Club.
In addition to his work at Microsoft, Bach serves on the national board of governors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and is a member of the USOC’s Multi-Sport Organizations Council. He has been a member of the Boys and Girls Club in Bellevue, Wash., since 1999, and chaired its board from 2004-06.
Bach received a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of North Carolina, where he graduated with highest honors and was an Academic All-American on the Tar Heel tennis team.