Majid Jafar named Visionary of the Year at CEO Middle East awards [Emirates News Agency (WAM) (United Arab Emirates)]
(Emirates News Agency (WAM) (United Arab Emirates) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SHARJAH, 12th September 2013 /WAM/ -- Majid Jafar, CEO of Crescent Petroleum, the Middle East's oldest private oil and gas company, and Vice-Chairman of the Crescent Group of companies, has received the award for "Visionary of the Year" at this year s CEO Middle East Awards, held on September 11th in Dubai.
The award is in recognition of his work across many fields, including initiatives to tackle youth unemployment across the Arabic region. In addition to his executive responsibilities, Majid Jafar is Vice Chairman of the Global Agenda Council for Youth Unemployment at the World Economic Forum, and a Founding Project Board Member for the "New Vision for Arab Employment" at the Forum.
The CEO Middle East Awards ceremony and dinner, hosted by ITP publications, began with a guest keynote speech by Mr. Jafar, on the subject of the "Arab Stabilization Plan" an initiative for job creation and growth across the region based on joint investments in infrastructure projects.
In his acceptance speech, Mr. Jafar said that he was honoured to receive the award and thanked the economists and other executives from the region who have assisted his work in the field of addressing youth unemployment in the region, which he described as a major economic and social challenge.
Jafar described how the objective of the Arab Stabilization Plan is to urgently create jobs, through coordinated private and public investments in major infrastructure projects that would enhance growth and improve economic competitiveness to create jobs and reduce instability.
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