Badr Jafar

Business Entrepreneur
Born Aug 9, 1979

Badr Jafar is an Emirati business executive and entrepreneur based in the United Arab Emirates. Educated in the UAE and United Kingdom, he is the President of Crescent Petroleum and founder-Chief Executive Officer of Crescent Investments, the Crescent Group conglomerate's non-petroleum division.… Read More

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    Huffington Post - Jan 25, 2014
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    Huffington Post - Aug 20, 2013
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    Huffington Post - Jul 19, 2013
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1979 Birth Born on August 9, 1979.


1994 14 Years Old Badr Jafar was born and raised in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. In 1994 he continued his education at Eton College, and graduated in 1999 from Cambridge University with a Masters degree in engineering and additional studies in astrophysics.
1996 16 Years Old In 1996, Harvard University awarded Jafar the Harvard Book Award, presented to students who "display excellence in scholarship and high character, combined with achievements in other fields." … Read More


2014 34 Years Old Badr Jafar is a staunch advocate of the role of social enterprise and impact entrepreneurship in addressing socio-economic challenges across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In 2014, he launched the Arab World Social Entrepreneurship Program in partnership with Ashoka, a social entrepreneurship organisation to identify and help scale the region's most promising social businesses. … Read More
2015 35 Years Old In 2015, he joined the Gaza Sky Geeks Board, a start-up movement to transform Gaza's most talented youth into tech entrepreneurs.
2016 36 Years Old …  Named one of the top 20 most influential Arabs by Arabian Business in 2016, Jafar has received a number of recognitions and awards for his work in business and philanthropy.
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