Badr Jafar, Crescent Petroleum

Badr Jafar is the President of Crescent Petroleum and CEO of Crescent Enterprises. He serves as Chairman of Gas Cities LLC, a joint venture between Crescent Petroleum and Dana Gas PJSC and as Chairman of Pearl Petroleum, a partnership between Crescent Petroleum, Dana Gas, OMV of Austria, MOL of Hungary & RWEST of Germany.

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 an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organisation, as Ex-Officio Chair of the Emirates Chapter.

Badr is active with higher education institutions, serving as member of the Advisory Boards of Cambridge University Judge Business School, American University of Beirut and American University of Sharjah.

Through his passion for social entrepreneurship, he is Chairman of Endeavor UAE; an initiative encouraging high-impact entrepreneurship, is a member of the Synergos Arab World Social Innovators (AWSI) Program Board of Governors and serves on the Board of Advisors for the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre (Sheraa) and Gaza Sky Geeks. Badr was honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2011 and is Co-chair of their Family Business Community and is a member of the Stewardship Board of the System Initiative on Economic Progress.