Andrii Nikitin was born in Kyiv in 1969. In 1990, he graduated from the Finance and Economic Faculty of the Kyiv National Economic University (KNEU) named after Vadym Hetman (that time - Kyiv Institut of National Economy). Since then, he works at the KNEU.
Successively held the following positions: a trainee teacher (since 1990), an assistant teacher(since 1991), a senior lecturer (since 1994), and an associate professor (since 2003).
In 2003, he defended his PhD thesis on the topic "Bank investments and increasing of their efficieny".
In 2005, Dr. Nikitin received an academic rank of an associate professor.
In 2010, Dr. Nikitin was granted the honorary title "Honored Worker of the KNEU".