Badr Jafar

Badr Jafar

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Badr Jafar is the President of Crescent Petroleum. He is also CEO of sister company Crescent Enterprises, which operates across six industry sectors, and Chairman of Gas Cities, a downstream joint venture between Dana Gas and Crescent Petroleum. Badr Jafar attended Eton College and graduated from Cambridge University with a Master's Degree in Engineering and a Business Degree from the Judge Business School of Cambridge University.

Badr Jafar is active in a variety of other industries including, ports and logistics, serving as the Chair of the Executive Board of Gulftainer (UAE), and private equity, serving as a Board Member of GrowthGate Capital (Bahrain). He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organisation, and serves as Ex-Officio Chair of the Emirates Chapter. Badr is active with higher education institutions, serving as member of Advisory Boards of Cambridge University Judge Business School, American University of Sharjah and American University of Beirut. Through his advocacy for social entrepreneurship in the MENA Region, he is Chairman of Endeavor UAE; an initiative encouraging high-impact entrepreneurship, a member of the Synergos Arab World Social Innovators Program Board of Governors and serves as a member on the Board of Advisors of Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) and Gaza Sky Geeks.

Mr. Jafar was honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2011, is Co-chair of their Family Business Community and is a member of the Stewardship Board of the System Initiative on Economic Progress.

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