Mr. Akbar joined Greenhill in 2018 as a Managing Director focused on the Midstream Energy Sector. Ali has over 18 years of experience advising companies on strategic alternatives including acquisitions, sales, divestitures, spin-offs and other tax-free reorganizations, leveraged buyouts, debt financings, and hostile/defense situations. Prior to joining Greenhill, Ali was at RBC Capital Markets for 14 years in New York, where he most recently led the US Energy M&A effort. Ali has also worked at BNP Paribas' Merchant Banking Group and started his career with Deutsche Bank's M&A group. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, Cum Laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in Finance and Management.