Tariq Chauhan, Group CEO at EFS Facilities Services, holds a distinguished position among Forbes’ top 100 CEOs. With over three decades of professional expertise, Chauhan has been a driving force in the remarkable transformation of EFS into a premium FM brand. His impactful contributions have spread unparalleled excellence across the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, and Europe.
Under Chauhan’s visionary guidance since 2009, EFS has consistently achieved double-digit growth. The company’s journey has been extraordinary, transitioning from AED 75 million in 2009 to a thriving enterprise on the cusp of surpassing AED 2 billion in revenues by 2023.
Chauhan’s influence extends beyond EFS, as he holds key roles on the boards of the UAE-Indian Business Council (UIBC) and Emerge Education. A strong advocate for upskilling and worker welfare, Chauhan’s contributions to the 2023 Coursera Emerge Education Research Report highlight the future of L&D for digitally disadvantaged workers. He also oversees EFS’s partnership with Dawamee, an employment scheme by the Emirates Foundation, aimed at creating opportunities for Emirati nationals.
Chauhan’s impact extends to societal well-being through corporate social responsibility initiatives. He established the Abhaar Worker Welfare Foundation, a commendable NGO focused on empowering frontline workers who often go unnoticed.
His exceptional achievements have garnered prestigious awards including the ‘Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award’ and the ‘Taqdeer Award.’ In 2021, he received a nomination for the esteemed Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award from the Indian government. Chauhan’s dedication to philanthropic and humanitarian endeavors was recognized with an Honorary D.Litt. from the University of Science and Technology Meghalaya.
Chauhan’s insightful debut business book, “Getting to Resilient Mode,” published by Forbes Books and an Amazon Best Seller, provides invaluable guidance for individuals aspiring to achieve resilience and success in their journeys.