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Chairman

 Gas Cities / Management / Chairman

Badr Jafar

Chairman

Badr Jafar is President of Gas Cities’ parent company Crescent Petroleum and the CEO of Crescent Enterprises. He is active in a variety of other industries, including:


  • Chairman of Pearl Petroleum [Natural Gas]
  • Chair of Executive Board of Gulftainer [Ports and Logistics]
  • Board Member of The Abraaj Group [Private Equity]
  • Board Member of Growthgate Capital [Private Equity]

Mr. Jafar is a member of the Advisory Boards of Cambridge University Judge Business School, American University of Sharjah and American University of Beirut. He is a member of the Global Board of Education for Employment and Founding Board Member and Chairman of Endeavor UAE. He is an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organisation serving as Ex-Officio Chair of the YPO Emirates Chapter. He was recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2011, is Co-chair of their Family Business Community, a Global Agenda Trustee for Economic Growth and Social Inclusion and a member of the Global Future Council on the Humanitarian System.


Badr Jafar graduated from Cambridge University with a Master’s Degree in Engineering and a Business Degree from the Judge Business School of Cambridge University.