SPN Communications – CEO, AKOS – Chairman, RASO – Vice President
Andrey has 24 years of experience in PR. He started his career as a PR Manager in the Swedish agency Andréasson Public Relations; he then became Head of the PR Department and Deputy CEO of SPN Granat communications agency. He has been the agency’s CEO since 1999. Between 2005 and 2013, the agency was part of the global network of Ogilvy Public Relations and was named SPN Ogilvy. Starting 2014 the agency works independently under new name, SPN Communications. In 2013, under Andrey’s leadership, the agency was ranked first in the National Rating of Communications Consultancies.
Andrey Barannikov is the Chairman of AKOS (the Russian branch of ICCO), the Vice President of the Russian Public Relations Association (RASO) and the Chairman of the North-Western branch of the RASO, as well as the Founding Member of the Russian Academy of Public Relations (RAOS). He is also a member of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).