Akbar is a Partner and Global Chief Operating Officer of Coremont. He joined in 2022 bringing 20 years of experience across financial services, technology and strategy consulting, with a focus on growing client-centric, tech-enabled businesses. Prior to Coremont, Akbar held multiple global and regional leadership roles at State Street (NYSE:STT), a globally systemically important institution (GSIFI) with ~$12B revenue. Akbar led State Street’s highest earning core product suite as Global Head of Custody and Digital Client Experience, and its substantial institutional services business in UKMEA. He has also served on Boards of a range of fintechs, including Proxymity and Fnality International. Prior to State Street he was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company, where he served financial services firms across strategy, risk, and digital transformation.