Badr Jafar CEO of Crescent Enterprises, Founder of Pearl Initiative
Badr is active in a variety of other industries including ports and logistics, serving as Chair of the Executive Board of Gulftainer, and private equity, serving as a member of the boards of The Abraaj Group and GrowthGate Capital.
Badr founded the Pearl Initiative, a non-profit venture in cooperation with the United Nations Office for Partnerships to promote a corporate culture of transparency and accountability across the Gulf Region of the Middle East. He is an appointed member of the United Nations Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing to address and examine the growing humanitarian finance crisis.
Through his passion for social entrepreneurship, he sits on the Global Board of Education for Employment, is a member of the Synergos Arab World Social Innovators Program Board of Governors, serves as a member on the Board of Advisors of Gaza Sky Geeks and is a Founding Board Member of Endeavor UAE.
Badr is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organisation, serving as Ex-Officio Chair of the YPO Emirates Chapter. Badr was honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, 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.