He got his education at the Moscow State University of Fine Chemical Technologies (1986), majoring in Chemical Technology of Rare and Dispersed Elements, at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation (2002), majoring in Jurisprudence.
Since 1990 Bulba worked as junior researcher and then researcher at the Research Laboratory of Moscow State University of Fine Chemical Technologies. In 1993, he joined the State Customs Committee of the Russian Federation. In 2006, he was appointed chairman of the FPU "Chamber for Patent Disputes of Rospatent".
He is married and has a daughter.