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Appointment of the month
Mahesh Ramanujam is the new president and CEO of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). Ramanujam, who started out as a senior software engineer, joined USGBC in 2009 and served as chief information officer before becoming chief operating officer. In 2012, he was also named president of GBCI. Prior to joining USGBC, Ramanujam was COO of Emergys, a business technology-consulting firm in North Carolina.
“My passion for sustainability is a reflection of the culture in which I was raised growing up in India,” says Ramanujam, a native of Chennai. “We had to do more with less and I saw first-hand how communities can be transformed through meaningful investments and true sustainability.”
Ramanujam believes that the USGBC was established to make a difference. “That’s why it’s not just a job for me, it’s a commitment to both making the world a better place and influencing others to do better,” he explains. “In my new role, I will continue to foster that mindset as we enter a new era by implementing technologies and strategies that will continue to revolutionise the built environment.”