The Board of Directors of PAO Novoship has elected Alexey Khaydukov as the company’s new President. Igor Tonkovidov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of PAO Novoship, introduced the new President to the company’s management team on 8 August, in Novorossiysk.
Novoship’s previous President, Yury Tsvetkov, stepped down from his role on 8 August 2018. This follows his appointment as a Deputy Minister of Transport of Russia, Head of the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport.
Prior to his appointment, Mr Khaydukov was Managing Director of SCF Management Services (Novorossiysk) Ltd. He will retain this position in addition to his new responsibilities as President of Novoship.
Mr Khaydukov was born on 10 April 1967 in Vladivostok. He graduated from the Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy in 1992 as an engineer-navigator, and then from the Admiral Ushakov Maritime State University in 2001 as an economist. He holds an Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics from the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, received in 2011.
He has served with Novorossiysk Shipping Company for his entire career. After joining the company in 1992, as a deck officer, he spent the next 12 years as an officer on Novoship vessels, including five years as a Master. In 2004, Mr Khaydukov joined the shore-based team of Novoship, where he held the positions of: HSSE Officer in Novoship (UK) Ltd (2004-2006); Director of the QA Department (2006-2010) and Safety and Quality Department (2010-2012), and Vice President – Fleet Operations (2012-2013). In 2013, Mr Khaydukov headed SCF Novoship Technical Management, the company’s subsidiary responsible for fleet technical management, that was renamed SCF Management Services (Novorossiysk) in 2016.
Mr Khaydukov holds the titles of Honoured Worker of the Marine Fleet and Merited Worker of Transport of the Kuban region. He has also been awarded: a Certificate of Merit from Russia’s Ministry of Transport; a Certificate of Appreciation from Russia’s Minister of Transport; a Sovcomflot Medal; a Novoship Golden Medal, and several other industry awards.
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Sovcomflot Group (SCF Group) is Russia’s largest shipping company, as well as a global leader in the maritime transportation of hydrocarbons and the servicing of offshore oil and gas exploration and production. The company’s own and chartered fleet includes 147 vessels with a total deadweight of 12.7 million tonnes. Half of the vessels have an ice class.
Sovcomflot is involved in servicing large oil and gas projects in Russia and around the world: Sakhalin-1, Sakhalin-2, Varandey, Prirazlomnoye, Novy Port, Yamal LNG, and Tangguh (Indonesia). The company is headquartered in Saint Petersburg, with offices in Moscow, Novorossiysk, Murmansk, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, London, Limassol, and Dubai.