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Arkadiy Dobkin

Chairman of the Board, CEO & President

Mr. Dobkin is the principal founder, Chairman of the Board, CEO and President of EPAM Systems, a leading global software and product engineering services company. Under Mr. Dobkin’s leadership, EPAM has been recognized as a market leader among top global independent research agencies with several industry awards, including being named to Forbes’ 25 Fastest Growing Public Tech Companies list every year since 2013;  ranked as the top IT services company on Fortune’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list in both 2019 and 2020.

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 holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from the Belarusian National Technical University.

Arkadiy's perspective

“The opportunities ahead of you are usually much larger than you initially anticipated, but the level of effort you have to put in to realize those is always much bigger than originally expected. So be persistent, patient, and do not stop in the middle of the road.”