Graduate of the Faculty of Oriental Studies of St. Petersburg State University.
Mr. Barannikov is chairman of the ACOS Association of Consulting Companies in the Sphere of Public relations, Vice-President of RASO Russian Association of Public Relations, Chairman of RASO’s Northwestern Division, and founder of RAOS Russian Academy of Public Relations.
He has headed the SPN Communications Agency (SPN-Granat, SPN Ogilvy) since 1999. In 2013 and 2014 Andrey Barannikov’s agency headed the HP2K National Rating of Communications Companies.
He has been recognized as one of top 50 most professional Russian managers in the sphere of Professional Service (Top 1000 Russian Managers Rating) by Kommersant Publishing House and the Association of Russian Managers in 2007.