Igor was born on November 9, 1970 in Kaliningrad.
In 1992 got an education on economics department of the Kaliningrad technical institute in "accounting and the analysis of financial activities of the enterprise". In 1994 got additional education in the field of general management and financial management at Institute d'Administration des Enterprises business school (France). In 1995 got additional education in Danish Management School (Denmark). In 2013 began to work as the advisor to director general in X5 Retail Group.
In September, 2015 it is appointed by the Supervisory Board of X5 Retail Group to a position of SEO. Left the management of RosExpert company. In November, 2015 shareholders of X5 Retail Group at an extraordinary meeting approved Shekhterman as the chief executive officer and the board member till 2019. For April 10, 2018 Igor Vladimirovich Shekhterman works at a position of the chief executive officer of X5 Retail Group.