Mr. Dobkin is the principal founder, Chairman of the Board, CEO and President of EPAM Systems. Under his direction, EPAM has grown to become one of the leading software and product engineering services companies in the world. Under Mr. Dobkin’s leadership, EPAM has been recognized as a market leader among top global independent research agencies and with several industry awards, including receiving the Daimler Supplier Award for Innovation in 2020; being named to Forbes’ 25 Fastest Growing Public Tech Companies list every year of publication since 2013 and Fortune's 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in 2019; and continued advancement in Ad Age’s List of Largest U.S. Agencies.
Mr. Dobkin began his career in Minsk, Belarus, where after working for several years as a programmer for a large government enterprise, he started his first private software company. After immigrating to the United States in 1991, he held technical and leadership positions at Prudential Insurance, Colgate-Palmolive and SAP Labs before focusing his full-time attention on developing EPAM into the company it is today.
For the past 20 years, Mr. Dobkin has been increasingly recognized as an instrumental force in opening the vast software talent pool of the former Soviet Union region and Central and Eastern Europe to the international business community. In 2015, Mr. Dobkin was inducted into the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year Academy and to the elite Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame. Mr. Dobkin is also a recipient of numerous professional achievement awards, most recently being named North America’s Best in Biz Executive of the Year in 2019 and 2018’s Technology CEO by Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies.
Mr. Dobkin holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from the Belarusian National Technical University.