Founder & Managing Partner
Cranmore Partners, United Arab Emirates
Yusuf Macun is a global leader in energy and infrastructure finance. With specific focus on EMEA, throughout his 25-year career, he has been defining how financing supports these sectors. He has closed in excess 40 transactions, often iconic, in both emerging and developed markets.
Founded by Yusuf in 2016, Cranmore Partners has supported, among others, global players on the financing of their strategic infrastructure developments and investments. As a result, Cranmore now systematically achieves significant league table positions with leading industry publications, including Project Finance International (PFI) and IJ Global, and is the winner of the Financial Adviser of the Year 2020 for MENA by IJ Global. Cranmore is also at the forefront of energy transition, and the development of the clean hydrogen industry globally.
As an advocate for sustainability, Cranmore Partners was the first member of the private sector platform of the World Green Energy Organization and is a knowledge partner for several conferences. Cranmore also supports NYU Abu Dhabi’s Water Research Center, where Yusuf is an advisory board member, and is the Scholarship Partner for NYUAD’s CITIES Research Center. As an Associated Partner of the MENA Hydrogen Alliance, Cranmore is also strongly committed to accelerating the growth of the clean hydrogen industry globally.
In addition, Yusuf is a Founding Partner of Project Finance Institute, a knowledge community for project finance & infrastructure professionals, who launched the Certified Project Finance Analyst programme.
Prior to launching Cranmore Partners, Yusuf held senior positions with the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company – TAQA, and HSBC.