Director General, CROC
Boris Bobrovnikov founded CROC in 1992 and remains the company's owner to this day and is also a Board Member of the Information & Computer Technologies Industry Association (AP KIT) and the ASTRA Outsourcers Association.
Mr. Bobrovnikov was ranked among the top 10 best IT industry executives according to the Executives Rating 2010 by the Russian Managers Association and Kommersant publishing house. He has been listed in the rating since 2006.
Previously, Mr. Bobrovnikov was ranked one of the Top 100 Persons of Russia's IT Industry by the Secret Firmy Magazine, one of the Best Russian IT Company Executives by CRN magazine and one of the Top 30 Russian IT Company Managers by Career Magazine.
In 2004, Mr. Bobrovnikov won Ernst & Young's international Businessman of the Year (Information Technology) prize and in 2002 he was awarded the IT Industry Leader prize at The Person of the Year awards by RosBusinessConsulting.
Mr. Bobrovnikov has been successfully running CROC for 19 years and has turned the company into an IT industry leader according to IDC 2002-2011 reports, Expert Agency's The Largest Consulting Companies (2011) and The Largest IT Companies (2011) ratings, FORBES' Russia's Top 200 Private Companies (2011) and the Finance Magazine's list of the 500 Largest Companies in Russia (2011). CROC's revenue reached US$832 million in 2010.
Mr. Bobrovnikov holds a degree in Geophysical Engineering (1978-1982) and a PhD in Engineering from the Moscow Geological Exploration Institute (full-time postgraduate study). Between 1986 and 1992, Mr. Bobrovnikov was a researcher at the Moscow Geological Exploration Institute and Institute of Oceanography (USSR Academy of Sciences). Mr. Bobrovnikov began his business career in 1988, when he founded and headed the Medicine, Culture and Sports Association.