Founder of ICCG, major consulting company in Russia, one of the leaders on the market of strategic, communication and legal consulting for politics and business in Russia.
Over 12 years was a Department Chairman of Political Consulting at the National Research University – Higher school of economics.
Founder and academic advisor of the Communication Management Institute in HSE.
For over 3 years (2010 – 2013) has been Counselor to the Chairman of the Management Board&CEO of Sberbank of Russia.
Graduated from Novosibirsk State University, Department of Natural Sciences, majored in biology and human physiology.
Pursued post-graduate studies in psychology at the Department of Acmeology and Political Psychology of the former Academy of Social Sciences (in 1991 was renamed as Russian Academy of Management, in 1994 renamed as Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation). Defended licentiate in acmeology, the first ever written on the subject.
Completed doctorate in psychology at the Department of Acmeology and Occupational Psychology at the Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation. He became the youngest PhD in the history of Soviet psychology.
PhD (psychology, economy), Professor.
President of the National Academy of Social Technologies, Full Member of the Academy of Political Science, International Academy of Acmeological Sciences.
Member of Free Society of Social Technologists (VOST), International Association of Political Consultants (IAPC), European Association of Political Consultants (EAPC) and American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC), International Public Relations Association (IPRA), Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and Counselors Academy, Higher Expert Council of Russian Public Relations Association (RASO).
Used to be Professor at the Moscow State University, the Russian Academy of Public Service, the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, the State Academy of Management, the Higher School of Economics, the French-Russian PR Institute. Lectured at universities in the U.S. (Oklahoma, California), the Philippines (Manila), Chile and Poland; worked as an expert for the Mass Media Committee of the European Council.
Many projects in political and communication consulting have been implemented within 25 years:
- More than 400 election campaigns at different levels in 70 regions of the Russian Federation, CIS countries and other foreign states, among them:
- President Yeltsin Campaign (1996), parliamentary party «Our Home is Russia» (1995) and «Edinstvo» (1999) campaigns.
- More than 350 large PR and lobbyist projects in regions of Russia and CIS countries for business elite representatives.
- More than 500 seminars and trainings for politicians and businessmen, consulting programs for top managers from more than 300 companies, representatives of governmental authorities in Russia and abroad.
Consulting numerous leading business and political persons in Russian and abroad (including Yegor Gaidar, David Zhvania etc.)
Dr. Sitnikov was the first Russian student of John Grinder, Judith Delosie and other founders of NLP (neuro-linguistic programming); first NLP to be certified in the USSR. Together with I. Rebeiko and A. Arseniev introduced Russia to NLP and Ericksonian hypnotherapy.
Dr. Sitnikov is one of the founders and creators of such professional and scientific spheres as consulting, political consulting, coaching.
Leader in using crowdsourcing technologies and systems of distributed intelligence in Russia. Initiator and founder of several Russian and Ukrainian Think Tanks, on-line expert and analytical structure Top Minds. Completed doctoral in economy based on this experience and these technologies.
Leading professional in spheres of monitoring informational environment, conducting large psyhosemantic researches, using social technologies on the Internet (such technologies were used in B. Obama’s election campaign of 2009 and in organizing events of «Arabic spring»).
The initiator and one of the organizers of the all-Russian research project «The Most Influential People of Russia», using the unique technologies of analyzing political resources of the regional and country elites.
Laureate of the national «Silver Archer» award for PR achievements. Laureate of the National Prize «The Person of the Year» in the field «Business and Political Technologies». Laureate of the Award «The 9th World Young Business Achiever 2003» in the field Communications Skills.
Author of 14 monographs including Russian federal manual on political technologies for higher education.
Dr.Sitnikov is working with more than 500 specialists in political consulting, public relations and lobbying work. This team has a great experience in implementation of modern technologies of social reality change, mindset transformation, corporate branding, elaboration and realization of election campaigns etc.