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October 13, 2015

Florence Zheng Named Bentley Systems' First Chief Talent Officer

EXTON, Pa., U.S.A. – Oct. 8, 2015 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that it has promoted Florence Zheng to chief talent officer, reporting to Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley. In this newly created position, Zheng will be responsible for all Bentley colleague talent management and talent development, as well as for overseeing the company’s global human resources (HR) functions to ensure their alignment with Bentley’s talent management strategy. Zheng has been Bentley vice president, talent management.

In making the announcement, Greg Bentley said, “I am very pleased to name Florence Zheng as Bentley Systems’ first chief talent officer. Talent management and talent development are fundamental to our company’s ongoing success, as well as to the success of each of our colleagues around the globe. Florence has the knowledge, experience, and leadership skills needed to help us realize and leverage the full potential of our company’s industry-leading colleague advantage.

“I also would like to thank retiring Vice President of Human Resources Mark Hagerty for his 21 years of effective service to Bentley Systems.”

Zheng said, “The priority for all of us is to attract, engage, and develop our global talents to contribute to the success of the company. Bentley has invested significantly in our talent management programs and solutions. We are very confident we can continue to build a talent platform that offers each of our Bentley colleagues a rewarding career.”

Over the past decade, Zheng has led Bentley’s HR activities associated with creating and developing the company’s highly effective Asia organization. She recently relocated to Bentley’s headquarters in Exton, Pa., to inaugurate the company’s global talent management initiative.

Zheng started her HR career with Shell in various roles, including recruiting, compensation, and business HR. She also served in an HR management position with GE Energy in China. Zheng holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. from Shanghai International Studies University.

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