Andrey Barannikov

Andrey Barannikov is the General Director of communication agency SPN Communications with offices in Moscow, St Petersburg, Krasnodar, Almaty.

It has 27 years of experience in public relations and marketing communications. Andrey started his career as PR-manager at Swedish agency Andreasson Public Relations, later became the head of PR department and General Director deputy at communications agency SPN-Granat. From 1999 he had been the General Director at SPN-Granat. 

From February 2005 to 31 December 2013 the agency was the part of the global network Ogilvy Public Relations. And from 1 January 2014 is has started its work under the new name - SPN Communications. 

Andrey Barannikov is the Chairman of Russian subdivision of International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO), Vice President at Russian Public Relations Association (IPRA), Chairman at the North-West department of IPRA and the founder of the Russian Public Relations Academy. Member of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) and International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). Andrey manages the organisational committee of the International Communications Conference The Baltic PR Weekend. He is the chairman deputy at organisational committee of PR Award - PROBA-IPRA GWA. Member of jury and expert boards at national and international industry competitions.

Andrey Barannikov was awarded with prestigious international and Russian professional awards. SABRE Awards (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), Global SABRE Awards (2011, 2012, 2013), IPRA Golden World Awards (2004, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), Gold Quill (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016), Cannes Corporate TV & Media Awards (2011, 2012,2014), Media Manager of Russia (2006, 2011), Silver Archer (2002, 2007, 2008 (in Master category), 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), etc. He entered TOP-50 of the most professional top managers of Russia in category Professional Services of the rating TOP-1000 Russian Managers conducted by the Kommersant publishing house and Association of Russian Managers.  Twice he entered the rating TOP-100 Best Managers of St Petersburg conducted by Delovoy Peterburg newspaper (category Marketing Communications, 2008, 2011).

Andrey Barannikov graduated from St Petersburg State University, Eastern Studies Department (major - History of India).

Sergey Kalinchuk
General Manager
Evgeniy Karabinskiy
General Manager in Almaty

Evgeniy has 10 years of experience of working in BLT, six of which he spent at SPN Communications. Within this period numerous event projects and integration communication campaigns have been developed and implemented: from the small to grand ones, some with the use of innovation technologies; this expertise gave Evgeniy the skill of finding solutions to non-standard tasks and apply creative approach in his work.

Ekaterina Trofimova
Deputy Managing director

Since 2003 Ekaterian had been in the position of the Managing Director of North-West department of Russian PR Association.  In 2008 she was appointed the Executive Director of the agency in St Petersburg, later - Managing Director Deputy. Ekaterina is responsible for coordinating projects of the agency together with North-West department of Russian PR Association, in particular, international conference Baltic Weekend and PROBA-IPRA GWA, PR award, along with other projects related to development of the agency.

She graduated from St Petersburg State University (English department, major - Translator of English and Spanish).

Membership in professional associations