Bobby Yerramilli-Rao is CSO & CVP, Corporate Strategy at Microsoft.
He is responsible for helping the Senior Leadership Team identify and execute on the most important strategic priorities for the company. His mandate spans both existing business areas and new potential areas for Microsoft.
Prior to this role, Bobby spent 9 years as co-founder and managing partner of Fusion Global Capital, a growth-stage venture capital firm focused on enterprise technology. Notable investments include RingCentral and The Trade Desk which are now both public companies. In addition, Bobby is the co-founder of two biotech companies, biomodal and Inflex, both in the genomics space.
Bobby serves on the board of Global Foundries and is a board observer at biomodal.
Bobby was previously the Corporate Strategy Director at Vodafone, responsible for global strategy at the company. Bobby was a partner at McKinsey and Company working in the Palo Alto, New Jersey and London offices on technology-related issues. He started his career as an engineer at Marconi.
Bobby holds an M.A. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in Robotics from the University of Oxford. He also conducted post-doctoral work on autonomous driving and traffic systems at the University of California at Berkeley.
He is based in Redmond, Washington, USA.