Sergey Dmitrievich Bodrunov was born on August 25, 1958 in Brilevo village of Gomel Region, Gomel Oblast (presently, Belarus).

Lived in Belarus until 1990.

In 1980, graduated from the Mathematics Department of Francisk Skorina Gomel State University (Belarus) with a mathematics/engineering degree in information technologies, qualification of information technologies specialist and teaching certification in mathematics.

After the collapse of the U.S.S.R., moved to Saint Petersburg. In 1991, became the citizen of the Russian Federation.

Prior to his move to Saint Petersburg, worked in Belarus as a software engineer and research associate at the Gomel State University, later as the Director of Gomel Center of Scientific and Research Information and General Director of the Belarus Agency for Scientific, Research and Business Information (organized as a group of companies).

In 1990, defended his dissertation in economics at the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics in Moscow. In the same year, graduated from the ICHEC Brussels Management School.

Since 1982, has been actively involved in scholarly and educational research and teaching.

In 1991-94, concurrently taught and attended graduate school at the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.

In 1995, obtained the degree of the Doctor of Economics.

Since 2002, a tenured professor at the St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation (Information Technology Management Department).

Sergey Bodrunov’s public activities focus on the research of global industrial development processes and industrial development of Russian national and regional economies. In 2002, he became the academician of the St. Petersburg Engineering Academy. Bodrunov served on the councils and executive boards of professional industrial non-commercial unions and associations (National Association of Automotive Component Manufacturers of Russia in 2003-08, St. Petersburg Association of Automotive Component Manufacturers in 2005-09, etc. Since 2004, he has been the First Vice-President of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of St. Petersburg (responsible for the development of scientifically substantiated concepts for the creation and development of industrial clusters at industrial facilities located in St. Petersburg). Bodrunov also holds the following positions and ranks: Academician of the International Academy of Management and St. Petersburg Engineering Academy and Honorary Doctor of the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.

In April 2011, Bodrunov was among the founders of the non-governmental non-commercial partnership on assistance in carrying out of scientific researches “S.Y. Witte Institute for New Industrial Development” (originally the Center for the Research of the Economy of Aircraft Making Industry). Since its inception, he has served as the Director of the Institute. The Institute of New Industrial Development (INID) specializes in the study of issues related to the reindustrialization of the Russian economy, technological and economic mechanisms and instruments of modernization, foresight on medium- and long-term institutional, economic and technological effects, etc. INID partners include the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Republican Scientific Research Institute of Intellectual Property (Moscow), Friedrich Ebert Foundation (Germany), Université Paris-Est Créteil (France), London Metropolitan University (Great Britain), Institute of Economics and Management (Tallinn, Estonia), Institute for Political Science of the University of Vienna (Austria), Center of Economic Consulting and Research (Shanghai, China), University of Manitoba (Canada), University of Wisconsin (U.S.), Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Institute of Economics of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Market Economy Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and other research institutions and universities.

Since 2012, the INID has been working under the supervision of the Russian Academy of Sciences and is part of the Social Sciences Division System of the RAS (SSD RAS Resolution of May 21, 2012).

Sergey Bodrunov is the Editor-in-Chief of the Economic Revival of Russia journal (published since 1915; publication renewed in 2004). The journal reflects the full spectrum of research performed at the Institute of New Industrial Development. Journal articles focus on current issues of Russia’s economic development and the analysis of industrial policies at different management levels. Contributors include academicians and corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Sciences and directors of science divisions of Russia’s leading research centers.

Sergey Bodrunov is a member of the Editorial Boards of Economic Science of Modern Russia, Scholarly Proceedings of the Free Economic Society of Russia, as well as a member of the International Council of the World of Transformations journal. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Russian Aircraft Electronics: An Encyclopedia.

Sergey Bodrunov is the President of the Free Economic Society of Russia (a public organization and successor to the Imperial Free Economic Society of Russia, which celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2015). Detailed information about the Free Economic Society of Russia is available at www.veorus.ru

Sergey Bodrunov is a prominent expert in economics. Over the past 10 years, he has been an active contributor at major scientific economic forums, participated in more than 100 Russian and international economic conferences in Russia, Belarus, Italy, Switzerland, China, Germany, India, Great Britain, Belgium, etc. and presented over 250 conference papers, most of them published in scholarly journals.

He has authored more than 600 scholarly publications, including approximately 30 monographs.

His main areas of expertise include the study of industrial development, application of information technologies in the implementation of economic solutions, theoretical and practical approaches to the creation of conceptual platforms for the development of complex industrial sectors of the economy, innovative and investment economic parameters and intellectualization of labor in the economy of the future. Bodrunov is among the most prominent scholars in the field of the reindustrialization of the Russian economy and has participated in the development of the relevant strategy as a member of the National Technology Initiative under the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

He introduced the concept of the new industrial society of the second generation and nooindustrial social development.
Bodrunov serves as the organizer and Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the annual Saint Petersburg International Economic Congress (SPEC) first held in 2014 and annual Scientific Congress on Production. Science. Education. He attends and co-organizes many research events both in Russia and abroad and is a member of the Cambridge Economic Theory Workshop.

In addition to working in education and conducting research, Bodrunov partook in the management of several companies specializing in the development and production of science and technology solutions (hardware and software complexes, instruments and software) for the automobile industry, railway engineering and aviation technology, as well as IT technologies. For example, Bodrunov was one of the developers and investors of the Yandex Money project (payment service of Yandex, a major Internet search engine) and a number of similar projects. As an investor, he participated in the creation and development of multiple business structures and companies in the aforementioned segments.

As a practicing economist and private investor, in 2006 Bodrunov created the Saint-Petersburg Investments company (SPIC) that constitutes his main asset. The SPIC specializes in direct and portfolio investments in industrial stock (in particular, automotive component manufacturing), real estate management, financial institutions and IT companies. The SPIC is the majority stakeholder in AD Plastik concern (Croatia), which manufactures automotive parts and accessories. AD Plastik operates 11 plants in 5 European countries and Russia and is working with the following major automotive component manufacturers at the second level of cooperation: Visteon (U.S.), Faurecia (France), Antolin (Spain), etc. The concern produces parts and accessories for Volkswagen, Ford, Renault, Lada, Dacia, Citroen, etc. The SPIC is actively investing in real estate (commercial real estate, i.e. technoparks and business centers in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other Russian cities; residential property in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other locations around the world; land lots in Russia and Croatia designated for commercial use). In the finance sector, the SPIC holds sizable investments in Russian and foreign financial instruments.

Sergey Bodrunov is married and has two grown daughters.