Sergey Bodrunov — President of the Free Economic Society (VEO) of Russia, President of the International Union of Economists (IUE), Director of the Witte Institute of New Industrial Development, expert at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Honorary Doctor at Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Doctor of Economics, Professor.
Sergey Bodrunov was born on August 25, 1958 in Brilevo, Gomel District, Gomel Region, in the present day Belarus. In 1980, he graduated from the Department of Mechanics and Mathematics at Skorina University of Gomel in Belarus with a major in teaching of mathematics and applied mathematics in IT.
After graduation, he worked as a software engineer, then researcher at Gomel State University, director at the Gomel Research and Development Information Center, and director at the Belarusian Republican Agency for Research and Development Information. Over 10 years, he led Aerospace Equipment Corporation JSC.
From 2009 to 2012, Sergey Bodrunov held positions in the Government of St. Petersburg (member of the Government, Chair of the Committee for Economic Development, Industrial Policy, and Trade, Advisor to the Governor of St. Petersburg on Economics and Industrial Policy).
Since April 2011, he has been one of the founders and head of the Witte Institute of New Industrial Development (INIR).
Since 2016 — President of the Russian NGO Free Economic Society of Russia.
Since 2018 — President of the International Union of Economists (IUE).
Sergey Bodrunov is a prominent expert in economics, a leading researcher and one of the authors of a reindustrialization strategy for the Russian economy, the author of the concept of new industrial society of the 2nd generation and nooindustrial development — noonomy.
He has been a frequent presenter at all major scientific economic forums over the past 10 years and has taken part in more than 100 Russian and international scientific conferences on economics (in Russia, Belarus, Italy, Switzerland, China, Germany, India, Great Britain, Belgium, etc.); he has presented more than 250 reports, many of which were published in scientific journals. Author of more than 600 scientific publications, including 30 monographs.
His central publications are devoted to theoretical research in industrial economic development, the function of information technology in the implementation of economic policy, research, theoretical and practical development of conceptual platforms for the development of hi-tech industries, research into the economy's innovative and investment aspects, labor intellectualization of labor in the economy of the future.
Sergey Bodrunov is active in business.