Badr Jafar is Managing Director of the Crescent Group, Chief Executive Officer of Crescent Enterprises, President of Crescent Petroleum and Chairman of Gas Cities. He is Chairman of Pearl Petroleum, a partnership with Dana Gas, OMV and MOL, and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Gulftainer. He is also a Board Member of Gama Aviation, the Abraaj Group, Enshaa PSC and GrowthGate Capital. Jafar is Chair of the Young Presidents' Organization Emirates Chapter. He founded Pearl Initiative, a venture with the United Nations Office for Partnerships to promote corporate transparency and accountability in the Middle East. As an advocate of social entrepreneurship, he serves on the Global Board for Education for Employment (EFE), is a Founding Board Member of Endeavor UAE and is a Member of the Synergos Arab World Social Innovators (AWSI) Board of Governors. Jafar is a Member of the Business Advisory Council of the American University of Sharjah, Chair of the Alumni Advisory Council of the Cambridge University Judge Business School and a Member of their International Advisory Board.