A trusted and proven leader, Mahesh brings a true passion for people, the global business case for a sustainable built environment and an entrepreneurial leadership approach to USGBC and GBCI’s rapidly expanding and diversifying teams, as well as a suite of best-in-class products and offerings. He has a wide range of expertise including organizational leadership, consensus building and negotiation, global business and market development and optimization, marketing and communications, and technological innovation.
In his dual roles as president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI), Mahesh leads and empowers hundreds of employees across the globe and thousands of volunteers across USGBC’s ever expanding community to execute and support the vision of former USGBC and GBCI CEO, Rick Fedrizzi.
Mahesh graduated from India’s Annamalai University with a degree in Computer Engineering. Before becoming President and CEO, Mahesh served as USGBC’s chief operating officer, and prior to that, served as USGBC’s chief information officer. Prior to joining GBCI in 2009, Mahesh was COO of Emergys Corp., a business technology-consulting firm that leverages emerging technologies to deliver business transformation to its clients.
Over a period of 11 years, Mahesh successfully led various business transformation programs at IBM and Lenovo.