Boris graduated from Moscow Geological Exploration Institute with a diploma in Geophysical Engineering and obtained a PhD in Engineering there after full-time postgraduate study in 1982 – 1986.
He was senior research fellow in research laboratory of Moscow Geological Exploration Institute in 1986 – 1989, and research fellow in Oceanology Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences in 1989 – 1990. Boris began his business career in 1988.
In 1990, he founded and headed Medicine, Culture and Sport Association, a diversified enterprise which operated in various fields, from unique medical and health-improving services to exploration works abroad. Mr. Bobrovnikov founded CROC in 1992 and since then has been its life-time Director General.
Boris Bobrovnikov is one of the most influential persons in Russian IT business. Over the last 14 years he has been continuously holding leading positions in regular ratings of the business and IT communities. In 2009, Mr. Bobrovnikov entered the top 100 of Dmitry Medvedev's pool of senior executive personnel, and in 2008 – 2009, he was recognized as one of the most competent top managers in Russia and has been ranked among the top three in the country by the Russian Managers Association and Kommersant Publishing House.