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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 boards of The Abraaj Group and 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.