Born in 1964 in Khabarovsk.
Mr Tonkovidov graduated from the Odessa Institute of Marine Engineers with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1986. In 2001, he graduated from the University of London, UK, with a degree in Financial Management, and in 2018 he completed the AVIRA educational programme for senior executives at INSEAD Business School, France.
At the beginning of his career he worked as an engineer on board the vessels of the Amur River Shipping Company, then in the Sakhalin Shipping Company.
1994 - 2003: various positions within the Sovcomflot Group divisions responsible for fleet technical management;
2003 - 2006: OAO Volga-Baltic Shipping Company, Technical Director;
2006 - 2008: Volga-Baltic Shipping Company, General Director;
2008 - 2009: OAO Novoship (Sovcomflot Group), Vice-President for Fleet Operations;
2009 - 2012: OAO Novoship, President;
2012 - 2019: PAO Sovcomflot, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating / Chief Technical Officer.
On 23 September 2019 Igor Tonkovidov was named the President and Chief Executive Officer of PAO Sovcomflot and was elected Member of the Board of Directors by an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of PAO Sovcomflot.