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Bentley Systems Announces Executive Appointments

Changes Reinforce BSY’s Organizational Sustainability and Contributions to Global Infrastructure Sustainability

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the company specializing in infrastructure engineering software, has just unveiled its latest executive appointments.

Kristin Fallon has taken on the role of Chief Marketing Officer at Bentley, and she is based in Annapolis, Maryland. In her most recent position, Fallon served as the Global Head of Brand and Digital Marketing at GE HealthCare, a substantial $18 billion medical technology and software firm. Among her notable achievements, she oversaw the company's rebranding during its separation from GE, earning her the title of Communicator of the Year from the Association of National Advertisers. Before her tenure at GE, she dedicated a decade to international aid, leading marketing and communications efforts for projects centered around social, environmental, and economic development in Asia and Africa. Fallon holds a BA in economics from Wake Forest University and an MBA from the University of Maryland. She also serves as a board member for the University of Maryland's Center for Social Value Creation and the International Advertising Association.

Fallon takes over from Chris Bradshaw, who now assumes the newly established position of Chief Sustainability Officer in Easton, Maryland. His role involves amalgamating Bentley's sustainability and education efforts to empower Bentley's users to attain sustainable development goals and to ensure the next generation of engineers have the necessary tools and knowledge to thrive.

Colin Ellam joins as the Chief Executive Officer of Cohesive, Bentley's digital integrator business, headquartered in Manchester, United Kingdom. Previously, Ellam served as Global Head of Nuclear at Capgemini and led Accenture's Capital Projects business in the U.K., providing consulting and technology services in the infrastructure sector, including Transport, Utilities, and Power. With experience across various global regions, including Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa, Ellam also spent three years living and working in the United States. He succeeds Mark Bew, who assumes an advisory role after successfully expanding Cohesive into a global organization comprising more than 700 colleagues across 15 countries.

Oliver Conze has taken on the role of Senior Vice President for Bentley Infrastructure Cloud, based in Heidelberg, Germany. Prior to this, Conze served as the Chief Product Officer at Customs4trade, a B2B SaaS startup specializing in the automation of international trade management. In that role, he oversaw product development, technology, and operations. Before his time at Customs4trade, Conze dedicated 15 years to SAP, where he held various executive positions in product management, portfolio strategy, and customer success. Conze holds a master's degree in industrial engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, an MS in Management Science from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. from the University of St. Gallen.

Nicholas Cumins, Bentley's Chief Operating Officer, remarked, “This is a pivotal moment for the infrastructure sector and an exciting time to be in infrastructure engineering software. It is gratifying that Bentley Systems has attracted world-class talent to position the organization strongly for our next phase of growth and to help our users in the world’s leading infrastructure organizations design, build, and operate more sustainable and resilient infrastructure.”

Kristin Fallon, Chief Marketing Officer, Bentley Systems. Image courtesy of Bentley Systems.

Chris Bradshaw, Chief Sustainability Officer, Bentley Systems. Image courtesy of Bentley Systems

Colin Ellam, Chief Executive Officer of Cohesive.Image courtesy of Bentley Systems.

Oliver Conze, Senior Vice President, Bentley Infrastructure Cloud. Image courtesy of Bentley Systems.



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