Power Hour 2020: Tariq Chauhan, Group CEO of EFS Facilities Services Group, ranks 12th
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These influential leaders have reshaped the industry with their introduction of new innovative strategies and thought leadership that makes them stand apart in 2020.
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12. Tariq Chauhan, Group CEO, EFS Facilities Services Group
Tariq is the Group CEO of EFS Facilities Services Group, an industry leader in Global Facilities & Infrastructure Management across the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. He is an accomplished business leader, widely hailed for establishing EFS as a regional powerhouse and a premium facilities management (FM) brand. Since 2009, EFS has achieved a sustained growth year on year in double digits supported by AED 5 Billion in contracts.
During his tenure, EFS also prides itself on having an impressive rate of over 90% staff retention and 95% client retention employing over 18000 people across the business, including India. The CEO index in the Employee Engagement Survey stands at 96%, which indicates the satisfaction with Mr. Tariq as a responsible leader and leading the organization in the right way.
Tariq told CBNME: “Our contracts backlog reaches AED 5 Billion while managing an approximate total area of over 49 million sq. m. across the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia regions. EFS is versatile in its expertise on delivering FM solutions to diverse business verticals including Banking, Education, Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Mixed-Use Development, Master Communities, and Public Sector, amongst others. EFS establishes a long-term symbiotic relationship with its clients and creates a win-win situation beneficial to all with effective frameworks and industry best practices.
EFS has broadened its scope with the introduction of Bio-Clean Services that offers FM solutions for a healthier environment. Bio-Clean Services includes disinfection, deep cleaning, indoor air quality, water tank cleaning, and more. EFS continues to sustain its contract retention of more than 95% through sustainable service delivery and proactive client engagement. EFS also set its foot in Bangladesh by establishing integrated facilities management operations for some of the leading multinational banks.”
Tariq has addressed critical topics like challenges in the global FM industry, diversity and inclusion, community, and welfare of the blue-collar workforce and young leadership as he steers speeches, seminars, presentations, and panel discussions amidst high-network individuals, industry veterans, and business schools. For more than two decades, he has delivered a holistic impact through interviews, whitepaper articles, industry editorials, and speaking engagements that possess a circulation/audience of not less than 150,000 people annually.
Tariq has also scooped up multiple awards in the past 12 months which included: Taqdeer Awards (2018) and Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Awards (2018) UAE, Top 50 Private Companies by Forbes Middle East, Best FM Company of the Year by BNC Publishing (2019), and the Expo 2020 Better Together Awards for Worker Welfare Initiative of the Year and Service Provider of the Year (2019) and Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Awards (2020).