Majid Jafar is CEO of Crescent Petroleum, the Middle East’s oldest private oil & gas company, and Vice-Chairman of the Crescent Group of companies. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Dana Gas (PJSC), the first regional, private-sector integrated natural gas company in the Middle East. His previous experience was with Shell International’s Exploration & Production and Gas & Power Divisions.
In addition to his professional commitments, Majid Jafar serves on the Board of: the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED), the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce, the Sharjah Expo, the Iraq Energy Institute, the Iraqi-British Friendship Society and the New Leaders of the International Institute of Education (IIE). He is also an active member of the Royal Institute for International Affairs in London, the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO) and the Young Arab Leaders (YAL), and is an accredited Director of the Institute of Directors (IoD Mudara).
Majid Jafar attended Eton College and graduated from Cambridge University (Churchill College) with Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Engineering (Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics). He also holds an MA (with Distinction) in International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of London’s School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), and an MBA (with Distinction) from the Harvard Business School, where he served as President of the Energy Club, Section Senator, and representative to the Harvard Graduate Council.