Congratulations, Mahesh Ananthakrishnan!

Please extend your congratulations to Mahesh Ananthakrishnan, PMP, CFPS, CQA, who has been named as Chair of the IFPUG Certification Committee!

The IFPUG  Certification Committee’s mission is to develop and maintain a professional Function Point certification program for counting practitioners, training materials and software tools.

Mahesh has 19+ years of program and project management experience handling development and maintenance projects in the Capital Markets and Securities domain (Banking and Financial Services Industry); the Transaction Life Cycle Management (Banking and Financial Service Industry); and the Industrial Manufacturing domain,  in multiple technologies. He is a Project Management Professional, a Certified Function Point Specialist and a Certified Quality Analyst. Some of the key roles that he has played in the past include Estimation Council head; Function Point lead;  Program Office lead; and Account Delivery Manager. He is currently with Cognizant Technology Solutions where he perform the role of a  Capability Architect for Project Management /Program Management Solutions at the Cognizant Academy.

He became an IFPUG member in 2002 and completed his  CFPS certification the same year.  He has been on the Certification committee since 2004 and has been performing the role of Vice Chair for the past 5 years.

Thank you,Mahesh, for your dedication and for your commitment to IFPUG and the Certification Committee. Your willingness to lead the committee is very much appreciated.

Mahesh’s goals for the Certification Committee are to promote CFPS/SNAP certification to new geographies; enhance the user experience in the certification process;  and to improve the brand value of IFPUG certification.

Mahesh’s role in the Certification Committee highlights the benefit of volunteering, providing the volunteer a look at the inner workings of our organization and the opportunity to better them, while giving added visibility to the volunteer as a leader in his field.

Thank you, Mahesh!

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