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Badr Jafar

Chief Executive Officer, Crescent Enterprises

Chief Executive Officer, Crescent Enterprises; President, Crescent Petroleum. Chairman, Gas Cities and Pearl Petroleum. Chair of the Executive Board, Gulftainer. Active in private equity, serving on the board of GrowthGate Capital. Founder, Pearl Initiative, a private sector initiative promoting corporate transparency and accountability in the Middle East. Appointed Member, UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing. Ex-officio Chair, YPO Emirates. Advocate for social entrepreneurship: Member: Global Board, Education for Employment (EFE); Board of Governors, Synergos Arab World Social Innovators; Board of Advisors, Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre (Sheraa) and Gaza Sky Geeks. Chairman, Endeavor UAE. Active within higher education: Cambridge University Judge Business School Advisory Board; American University of Sharjah Business Advisory Council; American University of Beirut Internal Advisory Council; Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi Research and Innovation Council.