Bagus Purboyo started his career in Human Resources at PT Voksel Electric Tbk (1990-1994). After that, he served as General Manager for Human Resources Department at PT Bukit Sentul Tbk (1994-2004), General Manager of Human Resources Department at PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (2004-2013), and member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee of PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (2015-2019). Currently, he also holds position as Commissioner of PT Surya Cipta Investama (2014-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.