Maj. Manjit Rajain
Global Chairman, Tenon Group of Companies
Maj. Manjit Rajain is the Founder & Global Chairman of Tenon Group of Companies, a leading services provider of Integrated Security and Facility Management Services in India, UK & Singapore. Founded in 1995, the Indian multinational group consists of 3 global brands- Peregrine Guarding, Tenon FM & Soteria and has a turnover of 1800+ crores, 80,000+ employees, 3100+ customers, and 78+ offices across India, UK & Singapore.
The Group’s journey began in 1995 with the incorporation of its flagship company- Peregrine Guarding. His vision for growth led to the expansion of the business and in 2007, Tenon Facility Management was established. In 2009, the Group was further strengthened by the acquisition of a leading electro mechanical service provider – RotoPower. With the acquisitions of leading UK based facility management company- O&G Group, Elite Services UK & Singapore based Frontline Security, he ensured the Group’s presence beyond the subcontinent. In 2014, another company was founded under the umbrella of Tenon Group, Soteria Command Center which became a renowned name in e-security and remote surveillance.
Over the last 27 years, his refined leadership, business insight and operational expertise have strengthened the growth trajectory of Tenon Group and expanded the company into new markets, and extended its service portfolio and global reach.
His impeccable business acumen is best exemplified in the profitability recorded after the acquisition of Singapore-based Frontline Security later rebranded as Peregrine Security Pte. The company achieved significant growth in profitability from FY 2019 to FY 2020 with PBIT of up to 130%, including grants. Customer retention increased from 50% in the previous year(s) to over 80% in FY 2020 and FY 2021 till date. The clientele base increased by four times with the onboarding of clients such as Mapletree Logistics, Singapore SportsSG, Bank of Singapore Centre, and Capitaland.
Under his able leadership in 2006, Peregrine was awarded the Fastest Growing Security Company of the Year. He has also been recognised and felicitated for his thought leadership and prolific contribution to the security industry. He received CAPSI Security Entrepreneur Award in 2008, Security Leadership Award in 2012, International Award for Excellence by the Institute of Economic Studies in September 2015 at Bangkok, Global Achiever’s Award in 2016 in Dubai and 100 Greatest Leaders of Asia Award in 2018. Maj. Rajain was also recognized as a “Commander of the Frontline Warriors” by Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI) in 2020. His exceptional leadership during the tough times of the pandemic was celebrated and honoured with CAPSI’S Badge of Honour a token of respect and great service rendered to the Motherland, thereby upholding the true traditions of CAPSI.
Maj. Rajain is also the investor and shareholder of Red Bird Aviation or also known as Redbird Flight Training Academy- India’s first Aviation academy recognized and approved training partner by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
Maj. Rajain has been appointed as Chairman, Homeland Security Forum under Indo – American Chamber of Commerce (IACC). Major Manjit Rajain is a Paul Harris Fellow and served Rotary International as an Assistant Governor thrice.
He is a member of various Industry Forums such as Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), ASIS International, Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI), Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) & International Security League. His involvement with these industry forums have been on an active level and is often invited by them to speak on issues related to the security industry in terms of insights, trends and sector outlook. In 2016, he was nominated as a Global Advisor to Yale School of Management.
As a Rotarian, Maj. Rajain spearheaded the Polio Eradication Program and Literacy Mission in India. A philanthropist at heart, his commitment to boost literacy and education from the grassroot level led the Tenon Group of Companies to adopt a government school for the underprivileged children under its CSR initiative. The Group is continually working towards developing the school into a world-class model school. Today, 500+ underprivileged girls and boys receive quality education in a productive environment and improved infrastructure.