Bernhard Engelien

Managing Director
Head of European Secondary Capital Advisory


Mr. Engelien joined Greenhill in 2015 as part of Greenhill’s acquisition of Cogent Partners. He principally advises clients on the structuring and execution of secondary transactions.

Prior to joining Greenhill, Bernhard was a partner and Executive Committee member of Cogent Partners having joined in 2006. He has been responsible for managing all aspects of client engagements and transaction execution and has served a wide range of clients throughout continental Europe, the United Kingdom and the Middle East. Prior to that, he was an Associate Principal at McKinsey serving financial services companies and private equity firms on a broad range of strategy and corporate finance topics in multiple geographies including the U.K., continental Europe and the Middle East. He was also a leader of McKinsey’s European Banking & Securities practice. Bernhard began his career at Goldman Sachs in London covering the pan-European Business Services sector as an equity analyst.

Bernhard holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of St. Gallen and a Master’s Degree in International Management from the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS). He is fluent in German, French and English.