Arvīds Kostomārovs received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Business at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga) in 1996 and his Master's degree in International Economics and Business at the Stockholm School of Economics in 1998. Arvīds holds CFA (since 2001) and CAMS (2019) professional designations.
Currently Arvīds is a Partner at Mazars Latvia leading Financial Advisory Services. Prior to that for two years Arvīds was a liquidator of the third largest Latvian bank. Following FinCEN’s notice in February 2018 Arvīds was working closely with key stakeholders - regulators (ECB, FCMC in Latvia and CSSF in Luxembourg), FIU, creditors, shareholders, employees, law enforcement, FinCEN and others.
Arvīds is an experienced deals adviser having worked for 14 years with PwC and four years leading a private equity fund investing in online businesses in Russia and Ukraine. At PwC Arvīds advised corporates and private equity clients on more than 250 deals in CEE. Arvīds has led PwC Advisory (Deals and Consulting) practice in Latvia, Deals practice in Central Asia (based in Kazakhstan) and project teams in Poland, Russia, Romania and Croatia.
Besides his native Latvian Arvīds is fluent in English and Russian, and currently is learning Ukrainian.