DXB 100 2019

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Badr Jafar

Badr Jafar

Company:

Crescent Enterprises, Crescent Petroleum

Designation:

CEO, President

This CEO wears several hats, including his role as chairman of Gas Cities and Pearl Petroleum. In 2010, he founded the Pearl Initiative, a non-profit venture in cooperation with the UN to promote corporate transparency.

His most recent project, however, is a specialty coffee house called Kava & Chai, a venture incubated by CE-Creates, the company’s internal incubator , and may soon expand to the UK and US, according to Jafar.