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Florence Zheng Named Bentley Systems’ First Chief Talent Officer

By Business Wire News   


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.

About Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems is a global leader in providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancingthe design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley users leverage information mobility across disciplines and throughout the infrastructure lifecycle to deliver better-performing projects and assets. Bentley solutions encompass MicroStation applications for information modeling, ProjectWise collaboration services to deliver integrated projects, and AssetWise operations services to achieve intelligent infrastructure – complemented by worldwide professional services and comprehensive managed services.

Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in over 50 countries, more than $600 million in annual revenues, and since 2008 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

Additional information about Bentley is available at and in Bentley’s annual report. For Bentley news as it happens, subscribe to an RSS feed of Bentley press releases and news alerts. Visit The Year in Infrastructure 2015 Conference website for highlights of Bentley’s premier thought-leadership event, being held November 3-5, 2015, in London, U.K. To view a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Be Inspired Awards, access Bentley’s Infrastructure Yearbooks. To access a professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit Bentley Communities.

To download the Bentley Infrastructure 500 Top Owners ranking, a unique global compendium of the top public- and private-sector owners of infrastructure based on the value of their cumulative infrastructure investments, visit

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