Badr Jafar is CEO of Crescent Enterprises and President of Crescent Petroleum. He founded the Pearl Initiative, a non-profit organisation 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. 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 on the Boards of Advisors of Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre and Gaza Sky Geeks, and is Chairman of Endeavor UAE. Badr is active with higher education institutions, serving as a member of the Advisory Boards of Cambridge University Judge Business School, American University of Beirut and American University of Sharjah. He is a member of the Research and Innovation Advisory Council for The Centre of Excellence for Applied Research & Training at the Higher Colleges of Technology in Abu Dhabi.