Mr. Akbar is a Principal in Ares Asia, where he focuses on credit. Prior to joining Ares in 2023, Mr. Akbar was a Director in the Investment Banking and Capital Markets division at Credit Suisse, where he focused on origination and execution of investment banking and structured finance transactions in Indonesia. Previously, Mr. Akbar was a Senior Associate at Ernst & Young Transaction Advisory Services in Indonesia. Mr. Akbar holds a B.A. from Oxford Brookes University in Accounting and Finance.