Ovidiu Demetrescu - Partner

15 years of M&A experience in CEE
5 successful transactions
Key focus on Energy, financial services, manufacturing, real estate
English, Romanian, French

Education

Harvard Business School - executive education program (2009)
MBA at Uof SC, Columbia, Moore Business School (1994)
Electrical Engineering-Politechnica University Bucharest (1988)
Romanian Diplomatic institute (2016)
National Defense University - Introduction in National Security (2009)


With over 22 years of experience in managing companies both local and multinationals (AIG, Sedgwick Group) and 15 years of experience in the M&A advisory roles interacting with private equity funds, entrepreneurs and financiers, Ovidiu has developed and executed transactions (insurance, travel, energy industries) and startups in areas such as financial services, mortgage origination (Verida Credit - 100M startup) and various companies in the services sector. With excellent understanding of business and financial models combined with practical realities of negotiating transactions, implementing good governance standards Ovidiu gets things done at the end of the day and brings industry in depth knowledge in energy, financial service, services industry, technology and manufacturing. With BOD experience in large energy distribution, power generation companies and leading CEO role a US$ 1.2 Bn energy project Ovidiu has broad understanding of the local and regional energy sector. Ovidiu is President of ARBA (Romanian Association of Corporate Governance) since 2013.