Investor Press Release
Sudhakar Kesavan to Retire as ICF Executive Chairman
Kesavan has served as ICF's chair of the board and CEO from 1999 until 2019, when he became executive chairman. During his tenure, Kesavan guided ICF through an extended period of expansion that included over 20 acquisitions and growth in annual revenues from
"It has been an honor to lead ICF through its transformation over the past 20+ years," Kesavan said. "I have worked with and benefited from so many talented colleagues and I am proud of what we have accomplished together. ICF has grown rapidly and we have built a mission-driven company that addresses some of the most critical issues of our time. I am immensely proud of the positive impact of ICF's work. I am confident that John and our excellent management team will drive continued growth and maintain our unique and vibrant culture."
"Sudhakar's leadership and vision have helped establish ICF as one of the most dynamic success stories in the industry, and it has been a privilege to work alongside him for over 30 years," said Wasson. "Sudhakar was instrumental in creating a strategy that has benefited all our stakeholders - our employees, our clients and our shareholders - and we are committed to continuing to execute on that strategy."
"The board is extraordinarily grateful to Sudhakar for his incredible leadership, significant accomplishments, and strategic contributions that will have a lasting impact," said
"It has been a distinct privilege and honor to work with Sudhakar since ICF's IPO in 2006," said
Kesavan joined ICF in 1983 as an associate, served in several positions of increasing responsibility, and was appointed CEO in 1999. He led ICF to its successful IPO in 2006 and expanded its operations from a primarily
A leading executive in the professional services industry, Kesavan was named a "Tech Titan" by
Kesavan will remain active in advising organizations on governance and strategy issues. Kesavan currently serves as the chairman of the board of directors at ABM (NYSE: ABM). He sits on the board of trustees for the non-profit
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