​​Mr. Majid Jafar,  Managing Director of the Board

Mr. Majid Jafar is the CEO of Crescent Petroleum, the Middle East's oldest private oil and gas company, and Vice-Chairman of the Crescent Group of companies.  He is also Managing Director of the Board Affairs of Dana Gas. His previous experience was with Shell International's Exploration & Production and Gas & Power Divisions.

In addition to his professional commitments, Mr. Majid Jafar currently serves on the board of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development, Carnegie Middle East Center, the Higher Colleges of Technology, Queen Rania Foundation and the Iraq Energy Institute.  He is also an active member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and several institutions of such the Young Presidents Organization, the Young Arab Leaders organization and also is an Accredited Director of the Institute of Directors (IoD Mudara).

Mr. Majid Jafar holds Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Engineering (Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics) from Cambridge University (Churchill College). He also holds an MA (with Distinction) in International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of London's School of Oriental & African Studies, and an MBA (with Distinction) from Harvard Business School.