Bagus Purboyo started his career at the Human Resources Department of PT Voksel Electric Tbk (1990-1994). Afterward, he was General Manager for the Human Resources Department at PT Bukit Sentul Tbk (1994-2004), and held the same position at PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (2004-2013). He currently serves as Commissioner at PT Surya Cipta Investama (2014 – present) and is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee at PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (2015-present).

He is an Indonesian citizen, aged 59 as of 31 December 2021. In 1986, he graduated from the Pembangunan Nasional University, Surabaya with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy. He also attended the Widyawiyata Management Program at IPPM.