Arkadiy Dobkin is the cofounder, CEO and President of EPAM Systems. Under his direction EPAM has grown to become one of the world’s leading software development outsourcing services companies.
Mr. Dobkin began his career in Minsk, Belarus, where he worked for several emerging software development companies after earning a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Byelorussian National Technical University. After immigrating to the United States, he held technical and thought leadership positions with Colgate-Palmolive and SAP Labs.
He is the recipient of numerous awards. In June 2008, Ernst & Young named Mr. Dobkin Entrepreneur Of The Year in the Information Technology Consulting category. In 2006, Consulting Magazine named him as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Consultants. In 2004, along with the CEOs of Wipro Technologies and CGI Group, Mr. Dobkin was spotlighted as a key industry influencer in the Foreign Relations category of CRN’s Top 25 Executives issue.
Through EPAM, Mr. Dobkin has been instrumental in making the vast talent pool of the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe available to the global business community. He continues to actively promote this region across the US and Western Europe by presenting at noted international industry and technology events, such as Gartner Outsourcing Summits, Forrester’s GigaWorld IT Forum Europe, Russian Outsourcing & Software Summits, SAP TechEd, and others.
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