Bobby Yerramilli-Rao


Bobby is Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) and Corporate Vice President (CVP) for Corporate Strategy at Microsoft, where he is responsible for helping identify and deliver 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 nine years as co-founder and managing partner of Fusion Global Capital, a growth stage venture capital firm focused on enterprise technology. He is also co-founder of two biotech companies, Cambridge Epigenetics and Iflex Ltd.

Bobby was previously the Corporate Strategy Director at Vodafone, responsible for global strategy at the company, and before that, a partner at McKinsey and Company working in the Palo Alto, New Jersey and London offices on technology-related issues. 

Bobby holds an MA in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cambridge and a DPhil in Robotics from the Department of Engineering Science here in Oxford. He also conducted post-doctoral work on autonomous driving and traffic systems at the University of California at Berkeley.