Igor Borovikov, Softline’s founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, was born in 1964 in Shuya, a city from the Ivanovo region in Russia. He studied engineering, mathematics and physics at the Moscow State University, where he graduated in 1986, just before coursing a PhD on physics and mathematics, which he finished in 1989, at the same university.
Igor is married and has five children. He has many hobbies and passions but he’s mostly interested in sculpture, philosophy and psychology.
In 1993, Igor created Softline with a team of just 10 people. Today, more than 25 years later, the company has 6,000 worldwide employees, and operates in over 50 countries around the world, focusing mostly on emerging markets. Softline is a leading international provider of solutions for digital transformation, cloud computing services, information security and related solutions.
Thanks to our collaboration with over 6,000 global technology providers, Softline has already helped more than 150,000 small, medium and large organizations. Since its inception, the company has achieved a turnover of US$ 1.8 billion in the fiscal year of 2020, increasing its turnover by an average of 25% per annum over the past 15 years. Softline is currently one of the fastest growing companies in its industry, and in October 2021, the company conducted a successful public offering of its depositary receipts on the London and Moscow stock exchanges.