Changes to executive appointments in Bentley Systems

Infrastructure engineering software company Bentley Systems has announced executive appointments.

Bentley Year in Infrastructure press briefing 2023 (Image: WWA)
Kristin Fallon, Bentley chief marketing officer

Kristin Fallon joins Bentley as chief marketing officer, based in Annapolis, Maryland, US. Recently, Fallon was global head of brand and digital marketing at GE HealthCare, reportedly an US$18bn medical technology and software company. She led the company’s rebranding as part of its separation from GE, for which she was named ‘Communicator of the Year’ by the Association of National Advertisers. Prior to GE, she spent 10 years in international aid, leading marketing and communications for social, environmental, and economic development projects in Asia and Africa.

Fallon succeeds Chris Bradshaw who takes on the newly created role of chief sustainability officer, based in Easton, Maryland — bringing together Bentley’s sustainability and education initiatives — with the objective of empowering users to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs), while ensuring the next generation of engineers has the tools and knowledge to succeed.

Chris Bradshaw, Bentley chief sustainability officer

Colin Ellam joins as CEO of Cohesive, Bentley digital integrator business, based in Manchester, UK. Ellam recently served as global head of nuclear at Capgemini. He led the capital projects business for Accenture in the UK, providing consulting and technology services for the infrastructure sector, including transport, utilities, and power. He succeeds Mark Bew, who takes on an advisory role, having grown Cohesive into a global organisation of more than 700 colleagues in 15 countries.

Colin Ellam, Cohesive CEO

Oliver Conze joins as senior vice-president, Bentley Infrastructure Cloud, based in Heidelberg, Germany. Conze was initially the chief product officer at Customs4trade, a B2B software as a service (SaaS) startup automating international trade management.

Oliver Conze, senior vice-president, Bentley Infrastructure Cloud

Bentley COO Nicholas Cumins said, “This is a moment for the infrastructure sector and a time to be in infrastructure engineering software. Bentley Systems has attracted talent to position the organisation for our next phase of growth and to help users design, build, and operate more sustainable and resilient infrastructure.”

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