New CEO of U.S. Green Building Council Named

The U.S. Green Building Council board of directors announced that USGBC’s Chief Operating Officer Mahesh Ramanujam has been named incoming chief executive officer.

USGBC-Mahesh-head-shot-portrait-moshe-zusman-photography-studio-Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) board of directors announced that USGBC’s Chief Operating Officer Mahesh Ramanujam has been named incoming chief executive officer, and will move into the role after Rick Fedrizzi, the visionary co-founder of USGBC and current CEO, steps down at the end of 2016.

Ramanujam joined USGBC in 2009 as Senior Vice President, Technology, before being named COO in September 2011. In December 2012, he was also named President of the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) where he broadened offerings to better serve a wider client base, leading the organization to change its name to Green Business Certification Inc. earlier this year.

Prior to joining USGBC, Ramanujam was COO for Emergys, a business transformation consulting firm in North Carolina. As a consultant to IBM, he was part of the team that led various business transformation initiatives including the sale of IBM PC systems to Lenovo and its printer divisions to Ricoh. He also was part of the team that led business transformation at Lenovo to ensure the successful establishment of Lenovo’s global manufacturing and operating platforms.

Ramanujam is a native of Chennai, India, and holds a bachelor’s of engineering in computer sciences from Annamalai University, where he began his career in software and systems analysis and product development.