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Badr Jafar

Chief Executive Officer, Crescent Enterprises, United Arab Emirates

Badr is Managing Director of Crescent Group, under which he is CEO of Crescent Enterprises and President of Crescent Petroleum. He is also Chairman of Gas Cities and Pearl Petroleum, and Chair of the Executive Board of Gulftainer. Badr is actively engaged in private equity, serving on the Board of The Abraaj Group and Growthgate Capital. He is the Founder of the Pearl Initiative, a Private-Sector initiative promoting corporate transparency and accountability in the Middle East. He was recently appointed as a member of the United Nations Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing formed to to address and examine the growing humanitarian finance crisis. Badr is a member of the YPO Emirates Chapter and sits on the Global Board for Education for Employment, Founding Board of Endeavor UAE and Board of Governors of Synergos Arab World Social Innovators. Active within higher education institutions, Badr chairs the Alumni Advisory Council of the Cambridge University Judge Business School and sits on their International Advisory Board. He is a member of the American University of Sharjah Business Advisory Council and the Research and Innovation Council of the Centre of Excellence for Applied Research & Training, Higher Colleges of Technology in Abu Dhabi.