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Corporate Responsibility in the Middle East

Badr Jafar

Middle East's Energy CEO of the Year, Badr Jafar promotes good corporate governance, accountability, transparency, and social responsibility as President of Crescent Enterprises. As a leader in the industry facing the energy crisis

04:59 | 2012

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About Badr Jafar

Badr is CEO of Crescent Enterprises and President of Crescent Petroleum. He also serves as Chairman of Gulftainer, the largest privately-owned container port operator in the world, and Chairman of Pearl Petroleum, a partnership between Crescent Petroleum, Dana Gas, OMV of Austria, MOL of Hungary and RWEST of Germany.

In 2010, Badr founded the Pearl Initiative, a non-profit organization committed to promoting a corporate culture of transparency and accountability across the Gulf Region of the Middle East, in cooperation with the United Nations Office for Partnerships. He is a member of the United Nations Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing, a member of the UNESCO International Commission on the Futures of Education, and a member of the Board of Overseers of the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

Consistent with his interest in promoting social entrepreneurship in the MENA Region, Badr co-founded the Arab World Social Entrepreneurship Program (ASEP) with Ashoka in 2014 and is a member of the Synergos Arab World Social Innovators (AWSI) Board of Governors.

Badr attended Eton College and studied Engineering at the University of Cambridge graduating with a master's degree. He also holds an MST from the University of Cambridge's Judge Business School.

Visit his website at https://badrjafar.com

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