Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Under Kesavan's leadership, ICF has become one of the world's largest consulting firms specializing in two broad areas: energy and infrastructure, and health and social programs. With more than 60 offices worldwide, ICF works with clients in government, companies in the energy, health, technology, financial services, aviation and retail industries, foundations and nonprofit organizations.
Kesavan has also led the expansion of ICF's geographic footprint globally. From primarily an east coast-based firm with a large office in Washington, D.C., the firm has established multiple large offices servicing clients all across the U.S. The firm has also established offices in Canada, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Singapore, Thailand, Kenya and serves each of the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries from offices in: Rio de Janeiro, New Delhi, Beijing and Hong Kong.
Kesavan was named a Tech Titan and an industry leader by Washingtonian magazine in 2013 and in 2009 he was named Executive of the Year by the U.S. Professional Services Council. Kesavan also led the effort for ICF to become the first professional services firm in the world to go carbon neutral.
Kesavan is a member of the Board of Directors of ABM Industries, Inc. (NYSE: ABM), one of the largest facilities management companies in the U.S.
Kesavan is an active member of the Rainforest Alliance, where he serves as an emeritus member of the board of directors. He is also a supporter of IIMPACT, a nonprofit organization focused on primary education for girls from economically and socially backward rural areas of India.
Kesavan received his Master of Science degree from the Technology and Policy Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1984), his postgraduate diploma in management (equivalent to an MBA) from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (1978), and his Bachelor of Technology in chemical engineering with distinction from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur (1976). IIT Kanpur awarded Kesavan the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2010.