Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named Mahesh Ramanujam incoming CEO. Ramanujam currently serves as COO and will move into the role after Rick Fedrizzi, co-founder and current CEO, steps down at the end of 2016.
Ramanujam joined USGBC in 2009 as senior vice president of technology before being named COO in 2011. Prior to joining USGBC, Ramanujam was COO for Emergys, a business transformation consulting firm in North Carolina.
“Since Mahesh first joined USGBC in 2009, he has transformed every corner of the organization, focusing on high performance and putting the needs of our customers and community members first,” Fedrizzi said. “His personal core values are deeply aligned with our mission and his comprehensive understanding of our work makes him the ideal leader for this role.”