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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