Badr Jafar

Badr Jafar
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Crescent Enterprises

Managing Director, Crescent Group. CEO, Crescent Enterprises. President, Crescent Petroleum. Chairman: Gas Cities; Pearl Petroleum. Vice-Chairman of the Board, Gulftainer. Board Member: The Abraaj Group; GrowthGate Capital. Founder, Pearl Initiative, a venture with UN Office for Partnerships to promote corporate transparency and accountability in the Middle East. Member: YPO, Emirates Chapter; Global Board, Education for Employment; Founding Board, Endeavor UAE; Board of Governors, Synergos Arab World Social Innovators; Business Advisory Council, American University of Sharjah; Research and Innovation Council, Centre of Excellence for Applied Research & Training, Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi. Chair, Alumni Advisory Council and International Advisory Board, Cambridge University Judge Business. 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.