Raza Jafar

entrepreneur, philanthropist

Raza Jafar is a serial entrepreneur and a philanthropist with over 28 years of diversified international work experience. His focus is on investments with a fervent pursuit of economic, environmental and social sustainability. He is a strong advocate of the need for corporations’ success to be measured based on the triple bottom line concept and to establish criteria to measure their social impact.

Jafar is the CEO and founder of Enshaa; Chairman of Signature Clubs International and Kele Contracting; and, founder and Vice-Chairman of Emirates Investment Group (EIG), a leading group of companies based in the United Arab Emirates which have built up over $2 billion in value for their portfolio of companies in under 10 years. Prior to his accomplishments with EIG, Jafar served in the public sector as an advisor to the Government of UAE -- Sharjah Ports and Customs and Sharjah Freezone Authority. He was also appointed as the Honorary Investment Counsellor to the UAE by the Government of Pakistan.

Jafar is a member of the Global Philanthropic Circle and passionately supports several charities under his ‘strategic philanthropy’ ethos. These include Education For Employment (EFE), Walk Free, Synergos, and the IDP Foundation.

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