The U.S Green Building Council (USGBC) announced Mahesh Ramanujam as its new president and chief executive office this Wednesday, November 16, 2016. Ramanujam, formerly the chief operating office of USGBC, has been endorsed for his commitment to sustainability and his ability to bridge business with technology.
His focus includes five areas of growth: the vision for USGBC, providing resources to the community to help lead projects, shaping the culture of the green building movement to inclusive and innovating, making decisions that serve the USGBC community's interests and delivering on USBGC market transformation visions. In a press release addressed to the USBGC community, he explains the sources of inspiration for his goals as CEO.
"I love what I do, and I love knowing that we are working toward the greater good," Ramanujam said.
Ramanujam has a long list of credentials in the business and technology sector. Prior to his position as CEO of USGBC, Ramanujam served as COO; prior to that, Ramanujam served as the chief information officer. Mahesh Ramanujam was also the COO of Emergys Corp. and over a period of 11 years, he has led business transformations at companies such as IBM and Lenovo. He credits his upbringing for passion for sustainability and innovation.
"I grew up in India, where I learned to do more with less. I saw firsthand that communities can be transformed through meaningful investments and true sustainability," Ramanujam said.
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