Akbar joined York Capital Management in June 2011 and is a Co-Head of European Credit, based in London, and Co-Portfolio Manager of the York European Distressed Credit funds. From 2007 to 2011, Akbar worked as a Senior Distressed Debt Analyst at Deutsche Bank AG, London. Previously, Akbar held various positions in the investment banking division at Bear, Stearns and Co. Inc.
From 2000 to 2003, Akbar worked as an Associate for a private equity firm, Alta Communications. Akbar is currently a member of the Board, in his capacity as a York employee, of Invel Real Estate and all entities incorporated pursuant to York's partnerships with Costamare Inc and Augustea Bunge Maritime. Akbar received a B.A in Economics from the University of Rochester and an M.B.A from the London Business School.