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Chairman of the Board of Directors
‘The IT industry is rapidly changing, and I’m sure that the pace of innovation will be even faster in the future. To remain in IT in the next ten years, it will not be enough to follow the market and technology trends, you will have to become a trendsetter.’
Get to know Igor
Igor Borovikov founded Softline in 1993. Under Igor's leadership, Softline became a global IT company with branches in 30 countries. Igor’s business administration talent, vision and determination led Softline from scientific software sales to the implementation of comprehensive and innovative IT solutions. Today, thousands of clients entrust Softline with their principal projects. Softline serves both international corporations and ambitious start-ups, industry giants and small businesses, state organisations and private-sector leaders.
In 2010 and 2012, Igor Borovikov was the winner of the Top 25 Best Russian IT Business Leaders ranking. In 2013, he was included in the Top-100 Russian Internet Millionaires by the Firm’s Secret online magazine, and became one of the Top-50 Russian IT Venture Investors. The next year EY named him Entrepreneur of the Year in the field of IT services.
Besides ambitious business initiatives, Igor also participates in a number of important social projects. Since 2009, he has been a member of the Board of the Russian Non-Governmental Organisation for Small and Medium Business OPORA RUSSIA, and head of its IT Committee. In 2015 he was invited into the Digital Economy Development Working Group in APAC operating under the aegis of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) – one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
Igor Borovikov is focused on the rising generation of future IT professionals, and Softline and its partners have implemented a number of educational programmes fostering new talent and standardising the IT education system.
Igor Borovikov graduated from the Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics of Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1986. He continued his academic career with post-graduate studies, followed by a position in the Academy of Sciences from 1989 to 1992, where he earned his Ph.D. and published over 30 scientific papers.
Igor’s hobbies include philosophy, psychology, skiing, hockey and art.