Sarah Bond: Meet Xbox’s First Ever Black Woman President, A Historic Moment For The Gaming Industry

by Gee NY

In a groundbreaking move, Sarah Bond, former Corporate Vice President of Microsoft, has been appointed as the President of Xbox, making history in both the technology giant and the gaming world.

With an impressive educational background, including degrees from Yale and Harvard Business School, and having held significant positions at T-Mobile, Bond is set to lead the iconic Xbox division.

Xbox, a subsidiary of Microsoft, is a colossal player in the gaming industry, raking in approximately $16 billion in annual revenue.

Sarah Bond played a pivotal role in Microsoft’s continued success, particularly in her prior role as Vice President, where she oversaw the development and commercialization of products and services for game creators and partners.

Her work involved collaborating with a myriad of developers and partners to deliver games across various platforms such as consoles, PCs, mobile, and the cloud. Furthermore, Bond was instrumental in shaping strategy, policy, mergers & acquisitions, and integration.

According to a report by Black Enterprise, as the newly appointed President of Xbox, Sarah Bond will now take charge of all software and hardware platforms.

This includes overseeing the launch of the redesigned disc-less Xbox Series X, slated for 2024, and a next-generation hybrid Xbox console, expected in 2028.

Her responsibilities extend to the realms of player and creator experiences, platform engineering, strategy, business planning, data analytics, and business development.

Outside of her impressive Microsoft career, Sarah Bond is actively involved in various boards. She serves on the Board of Councilors at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and she’s also on the Board of Directors for the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), Zuora (a leading subscription management platform), and CHEGG (a prominent student-first connected learning platform).

Sarah Bond’s career has been characterized by her dedication to transforming corporate cultures, rearchitecting organizations, accelerating business growth, and, most significantly, empowering others to achieve similar success.

This appointment marks a significant milestone in the gaming industry and is expected to further solidify Xbox’s position as a leader in the field.

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