Marius Zidaru

Marius Zidaru is the Partner who brought the Five advisory group from idea to reality. His experience ranges from restructuring and insolvency to business improvement consulting, from hands-on strategic, operational and financial management to transactions.

As Director of Business Recovery Services with PwC (2010 – 2012), Marius led a team of over 20 business professionals and lawyers and was responsible for delivering the full set of restructuring and insolvency services, such as: independent business reviews, restructuring, insolvency advice, judicial administrator and liquidator.

In the role of Director of Business Improvement of Vodafone Romania (2008-2009), Marius was responsible for delivery of cost savings and business improvement projects. He also held the position of Director of Central Finance and Property of Vodafone Romania (2007-2008). In this role he was in charge of Budgeting and Planning, Accounting, Reporting, Internal Controls, Tax, Treasury, Financial Systems & Projects and Real Estate. As part of this role, Marius was a key player in the acquisition of three telecom retail chains by Vodafone, having participated actively in desining the strategy and structure, negotiating and implementing the transactions, including the post-merger integration of acquired companies.

Marius is also specialized in audit and management consulting services having worked in Romania and the UK for more than 8 years.

He is Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in the United Kingdom since December 2002, Member of the Romanian Chamber of Financial Auditors (CAFR), Member of the Association of Romanian Charted and Certified Accountants (CECCAR) and Member of National Union of Insolvency Practitioners of Romania (UNPIR).