Umer Yaqub co-leads the firm’s Public-Private Partnerships (P3) team based in New York. He has more than 17 years of experience in P3s, project finance and infrastructure advisory. Umer has advised on major infrastructure projects and executed transactions across a wide range of asset classes including social infrastructure projects – schools, housing and hospitals – and projects in the broader arena of economic and environmental infrastructure – water, energy, power, transit, airports, roads and ports. He has advised public sector clients on the development of public-private partnership programs and projects, working through the complete transaction lifecycle from project inception through debt arrangement and project management. Umer has advised and executed more than 45 infrastructure projects, cumulatively valued above $25 billion.
Previously, Umer worked at Project Finance Advisory Limited (PFAL) where he advised public and private sector P3 clients across North America. Prior to PFAL, he was head of the P3 Advisory and Origination team of Islamic Development Bank where he advised and financed more than $15 billion in infrastructure projects across Europe, LATAM and the Middle East. Umer was previously a Co-Founder, Partner and Regional Head at Bridge Factor, and launched a boutique investment bank with a primary focus on P3s.
Various deals led by Umer have been recognized and awarded by the industry. He has been a speaker at various international conferences and promotes private sector involvement in the public infrastructure space.
- M.B.A., Institute of Business Administration