Badr Jafar

Chief Executive Officer, Crescent Enterprises

Chief Executive Officer, Crescent Enterprises. President, Crescent Petroleum. Chairman, Pearl Petroleum. Chairman, Gulftainer. Founder, Pearl Initiative.

Member: United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing, UNESCO International Commission on the Futures of Education, Board of Advisors of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Global Advisory Council. Member of Board of Advisors: Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre (Sheraa), MIT Legatum Centre for Development and Entrepreneurship, Synergos Arab World Social Innovators, Gaza Sky Geeks. Board member, Endeavor UAE. Ex-Officio Chair, Young Presidents Organisation (YPO) Emirates. Member of Global Advisory Board: Cambridge University Judge Business School, American University of Beirut, American University of Sharjah. Founding Patron: Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge, Strategic Philanthropy Initiative at NYU Abu Dhabi. Member of the Advisory Board, Milken Institute for Strategic Philanthropy. World Economic Forum: Young Global Leader (2011), Family Business Community Co-Chair, New Economy and Society Stewardship Board; Digital Economy and New Value Creation Stewardship Board, EDISON Alliance Champion.

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