TariQ is the CEO and founder of Xponential & MAD Group . Xponential is a future foresight, readiness and transformation platform. Mad is a digital content and storytelling platform that brings together some of the best minds of the region and globally. This website also contains some of his collection (over 1000) of conversations with the wonderful minds that are shaping the world of today and tomorrow on their stories of success, failure and what drives them to make a difference.

Nilesh Ved- Billionaire entrepreneur. A wonderful story of building scale, culture, inspirational anecdotes.

Nilesh Ved, the Chairman of the Apparel Group, a retail company that started from humble beginnings to grow into a group with 150 stores featuring 75 international brands shares his story on how moving back to Dubai has enabled his company to grow. Apparel Group is a global fashion and lifestyle retail conglomerate, based out of Dubai, with almost 2,000 stores, in 14 countries representing over 75 brands including Tim Hortons, Tommy Hilfiger and ALDO.

Mogens Jensen- Truly inspirational tri-athlete. 500 million viewers on Discovery Channel for his feat of climbing Mount Everest.

Mogens Jensen is an adventurer, a professional mountaineer, a former triathlete for the Danish National Team, a former school teacher, and is asthmatic. He moved from his home country of Denmark to Dubai where he works as a motivational speaker to help others achieve their full potential. Mogens Jensen started out as a professional Triathlete for the Danish National Team and due to severe breathing problems he went to the doctor and was diagnosed with asthma. However, he refused to let this condition limit his goals and dreams and was determined to set an example and break records. In this interview, Mogens talks about the power of the mind and willpower and how he is driven to help others reach their goals even if you fail.

Yogesh Mehta- Prize winning acclaimed billionaire entrepreneur, “Rags to Riches” story

“I came here on a hope and prayer. But I had lots of dreams.”  Yogesh Mehta, one of Dubai’s most popular businessmen, and the CEO of Petrochem Middle East gets candid with Tariq Qureishy on the challenges he faced as an entrepreneur and how his persistence helped him fulfill his dreams, as Petrochem Middle East was established in 1995 and eventually expanded to become one of the leading petrochemical companies in the region.

Amna Al Haddad, – Athlete & Activist, Role model

Amna Al Haddad is an Olympic weightlifting athlete from the United Arab Emirates who started her career in 2007 at the age of 18. Xponential Co-Founder Tariq Qureishy speaks to her about the drive she has to participate in sports competitions, what wakes her up in the morning and what gets her going

Mona Ataya- Top female entrepreneur in Middle East, listed among world’s most powerful Arab women.

Mona Ataya is the founder and CEO of Mumzworld, and a prominent entrepreneur and a role model within the region. She was listed among the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women by Arabian Business and one of the most powerful Arabs, next generation in 2013. In this conversation, she speaks about her passion to empower mothers and make a difference to the community.

Fadi Ghandour- Father of entrepreneurship in the Middle East. Chairman, investor, youth activist.

Fadi Ghandour is the chairman of Wamda and founder of Aramex, is one of the leading logistics and transportation companies in the Middle East and South Asia. He is also a quintessential entrepreneur in the Gulf. In this conversation with Tariq Qureishy, he speaks about Angel Investors, failure, and the importance of entrepreneurs being disrupters.

David Rendall – Author – The Freak Factor- Professor & Global speaker

“Oftentimes, we tell the story where ‘we are the hero’, ‘we always win’ and ‘we come out on top’. No one wants to hear those stories.” David Rendall, the author of “The Freak Factor: Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness”, and a speaker, leadership professor, stand-up comedian, and endurance athlete. During the last ten years, he has spoken to audiences throughout the United States, South America, Africa, and Australia. In this interview he gives insightful advice on dealing with failure, how to share and what to learn from it.

Marshall Goldsmith- World’s Number 1 CEO coach

Lifetime learning – it never ends, it never stops. Dr. Marshall Goldsmith has done just that. He is a world-renowned business educator and coach, in fact, the leading expert in his field and on leadership. His singular ability to get results for top leaders has drawn over 150 CEOs and their management teams to address change in the workplace. His most famous book is “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There”, which has been sold millions of times. Xponential Talks Co-Founder Tariq Qureishy was honored to have an interview with him and find out what drives him to Make A Difference.

Harvard Business Crossroads 2019 – Connecting the Dots

Tariq Qureishy moderated the panel session at Harvard Business Crossroads 2019, that “connected the dots” between four mega trends of the future.

Tariq Qureishy Keynote Speaker Showreel

Meet Tariq Qureishy, the MAD Man who is an innovator, futuristic and a humanitarian. He is the Founder and CEO of MAD Group and EQxponential.

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