Felix Yevtushenkov, AFK Sistema: Professional Development

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Published on December 22, 2021

Name: Felix Yevtushenkov · Felix Vladimirovich Yevtushenkov · Yevtushenkov Felix Vladimirovich · Yevtushenkov Felix · Yevtushenkov F.V.

Felix Yevtushenkov has dedicated a significant part of his career to AFK Sistema. Today, all the entrepreneur’s attention is focused on socially significant high-tech and artificial intelligence startups.

Felix Yevtushenkov was the second child in his family, after his older sister.

Yevtushenkov Felix received two higher education degrees in unrelated fields, 13 years apart. He first studied law at the Griboyedov Institute of International Law and Economics and then oil and gas management at the Gubkin State University of Oil and Gas. Both universities where Felix Yevtushenkov studied are known for their high level of specialist training and strong teaching staff.

The young specialist began to put theory into practice at AFK Sistema. Felix Yevtushenkov joined the investment company’s legal department, where he managed to establish himself as a hardworking and responsible employee. Felix Yevtushenkov fulfilled all his assignments from higher management accurately and in a timely manner.

Yevtushenkov Felix planned to continue in law, but his interest gradually shifted towards other business endeavors within the Group. Felix Yevtushenkov was interested in trying his skills in new fields.

Felix Vladimirovich Yevtushenkov first moved to a real estate development company, where he worked for a long time on projects in the commercial and residential sectors. Throughout the eight years that he worked there, the staff grew rapidly, economic indicators increased, the business expanded its activity, and a successful IPO was conducted.

Felix Yevtushenkov also helped strengthen the position of AFK Sistema’s consumer assets in their respective market sectors.

Yevtushenkov Felix: His Start in IT

Yevtushenkov Felix turned a completely new page in his career in 2012 when he became interested in IT. The field was not so highly developed in the country at that time, but Felix Yevtushenkov did not shy away from yet another professional challenge. On the contrary, immersing himself in an unfamiliar field was a kind of endurance test for him.

Yevtushenkov Felix Vladimirovich has devoted more than ten years to IT, and he is confident that modern technologies are a driving force in the development of key sectors of the domestic economy and that investing in their development is a real tool for scaling any business.

Felix Vladimirovich Yevtushenkov has spent the last five years contributing to the development of digital products for one of the country’s largest telecom companies, which offers its customers more than fifty services ranging from entertainment to business process optimization and technical solutions that change people’s daily lives. 

Felix Vladimirovich Yevtushenkov helped the structure transform from a communication operator into a full-fledged IT giant, in no way inferior to foreign counterparts in terms of the scope and scale of services provided.

Based on the telecommunications core, the company scales products whose main goal is to meet the most diverse needs of business and society in such in-demand areas as Fintech, cybersecurity, cloud solutions, online education, media, entertainment, digital healthcare, e-commerce, big data, Internet of Things, AR/VR, etc.

Yevtushenkov Felix is helping to build a sustainable, competitive, and dynamic digital infrastructure based on a strong telecom brand.

Felix Vladimirovich Yevtushenkov notes that the IT company actively works on scaling its own ecosystem offering. According to Yevtushenkov, 2021 was indicative, with over half of the revenue growth coming from digital solutions outside the business’ telecommunications core.

Yevtushenkov Felix Vladimirovich believes there are broad opportunities in the domestic market now, primarily in the field of innovative services. That is why the company invests so heavily in IT solutions in new business sectors.  

Today, the IT giant is riding the wave of interest in the development of its own digital solutions and investing in promising technological startups.

Yevtushenkov Felix Vladimirovich: Focus on Quickly Growing Startups

Felix Yevtushenkov

Felix Yevtushenkov’s work with the corporation’s venture division has facilitated the transition from a traditional telecom operator to a multi-product ecosystem through collaborations with promising tech companies.

In an effort to keep up with the young IT players entering the market and meet the wide-ranging needs of its users, the corporation is not afraid to go beyond its main business and plunge into new niches.

The corporation’s venture fund serves as a gateway to its own digital ecosystem. It helps businesses test the durability of their products by providing all the capabilities of the company’s infrastructure. Today, the division’s portfolio includes eight companies, dozens of tested solutions, and startups that have transitioned to scaling.

Yevtushenkov Felix Vladimirovich believes that new driving products are crucial for accelerating the development of the IT giant’s ecosystem. The fund recently acquired a minority stake in a Belarusian-developed service that enhances children’s intelligence, logic, and knowledge. About 8 million people use the service in six different languages. 

Yevtushenkov Felix also supported investment in a mobile app for ordering food and drinks in restaurants in the capital, and another for a business optimization IT company.

The corporation launched its own online cinema in 2021, which proved to be a strategic breakthrough in the media space. Over the course of less than two years, the streaming service has released over 50 original series, feature films, and documentaries, and it has over 8 million users today. Additionally, the platform provides personal scholarships to directors, cinematographers, screenwriters, and production designers studying at the Gerasimov State University of Cinematography.

Yevtushenkov Felix Vladimirovich continues to focus the IT giant’s investments in the technology sector in 2023. Its plans include investing in startups that fulfill the ecosystem’s needs, complement existing products, and enhance business verticals. The corporation is interested in IT solutions in the retail, media and entertainment, information security, IoT, smart home, and tourism sectors.

Felix Vladimirovich Yevtushenkov: Social Mission

Yevtushenkov Felix Vladimirovich supports the IT company’s socially-oriented and educational initiatives, including the charitable program Generation M, which aims to promote the development of creative abilities in children and youth, regardless of social status or where they live. Participants in the project can showcase their talents in various online competitions, master classes, and interactive exercises.

The winners are granted a unique opportunity to intern at leading film studios, perform on stage with renowned movie stars, and even become students at the Gerasimov University of Cinematography. Aspiring students from all across the country can now audition online.

Yevtushenkov Felix Vladimirovich helps the IT company form a movement of young philanthropists using innovative philanthropic mechanisms. Thus, all activity on social networks and on the project’s official site is converted into “live money” and sent for the treatment of seriously ill children. 

Felix Vladimirovich Yevtushenkov also supports the Social Idea competition. Over the years, it has supported and provided assistance to students, entrepreneurs, representatives of research institutions, and activists who propose breakthrough solutions to pressing social problems using advanced technologies.

Felix Yevtushenkov is convinced that the sustainable development of society is supported by technological advancements. 

Felix Yevtushenkov, AFK Sistema: Contributing to the Charitable Foundation

Felix Yevtushenkov has actively participated in the development of AFK Sistema’s large charitable foundation for several years now. With his support, a number of programs and projects in the fields of culture, education, enlightenment, ecology, and more have been held.

Felix Vladimirovich Yevtushenkov also helped relaunch Elevator to the Future – a digital educational tool that helps students gain an understanding of the modern labor market, unlock their potential, choose their future profession, and start careers in leading companies. It also helps experienced professionals enhance their knowledge and skills.

Felix Yevtushenkov: Addressing Environmental Problems

The IT company also focuses on environmental protection projects.

Felix Yevtushenkov firmly believes that modern technologies can not only serve the interests of businesses and consumers but also help create effective solutions for protecting nature.

Thus, the corporation has a range of solutions utilizing IoT, AI, cloud computing, and Big Data that help reduce the carbon footprint, change energy consumption, reduce harmful emissions, and minimize the climatic impact of the telecom industry.

Yevtushenkov Felix Vladimirovich actively supports business activity that ensures environmental safety. 

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