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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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    Crescent Enterprises Ceo Badr Jafar Issues Warning On 'a Time Bomb On The Verge Of Exploding'
    Huffington Post - Jan 25, 2014
  • Badr Jafar: Setting The Tone For Transparency
    Huffington Post - Aug 20, 2013
  • Badr Jafar: Climate Change Conundrum
    Huffington Post - Jul 19, 2013
  • Libyan Rebels' Gulf Allies Poised For Payday The Associated Press
    Google News - Aug 24, 2011


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Badr Jafar.


1979 Birth Born on August 9, 1979.


1996 16 Years Old In 1996, Harvard University awarded Jafar the Harvard Book Award. … Read More


2002 22 Years Old In 2002, Jafar joined the family-owned Crescent Group.
2005 25 Years Old In 2005, he became Crescent's Business Development Director, and in 2007 was named an Executive Director of Crescent Petroleum Jafar is currently Managing Director of the Crescent Group, President of Crescent Petroleum, and Chief Executive Officer of Crescent Enterprises.


2010 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In September 2010, Jafar launched the Pearl Initiative at the United Nations headquarters in New York, an initiative in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships to jointly promote corporate governance, accountability, transparency, and good corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices within the Middle East.
In late 2011, Jafar launched the Global Gumbo Group with music producer Quincy Jones, to develop multimedia opportunities across all entertainment platforms, including music, film, television, publishing and digital applications, in the Middle East and North Africa. … Read More
2014 34 Years Old In recognition of his efforts with cultural diplomacy build closer ties between nations and regions, Jafar was honoured with the Kennedy Centre Gold Medal in the Arts in 2014. … Read More
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