Afanasiy Savvin was born on May 7th, 1986 in Yakutsk, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). In 2004 he graduated from the Institute of Mathematics and Information Science of M.K. Ammosov Yakut State University. From 2017 to 2019, he studied at Massachusetts Institute of Technology via Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program. From 2004 to 2006, he worked as an assistant of the Department of computer and mathematical modeling at the Institute of Mathematics and Information Science of M.K. Ammosov Yakut State University. From 2005 to 2008 - Holding the position of the Head of system integration and telecommunication department Display Ltd, he successfully managed the implementation of more than 50 IT projects into the public sector, energy, telecommunications and banking. Further, Afanasiy Savvin joined Sakhaenergo JSC as the Head of information technology, automation and communications Department, as well as the Deputy chief engineer. His work included but was not limited to the development and implementation of the system project of complex company automation. From 2013 to 2017 - Vice-rector for innovative development and commercialization of scientific developments of M.K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University. His responsibilities included the development of the innovation ecosystem of the university and support of the technological entrepreneurship among students and staff of the university. In 2017, he founded the startup company "Replio Technologies", which attracted venture capital investments from large South Korean funds, namely SparkLabs and Mirae Asset Venture Investment. In 2018, Afanasiy Savvin was appointed as CEO of Sakha Republic Development Corporation.