Bentley Systems Appoints David Shaman as General Counsel

In His New Role, Shaman Will Report to Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley  

EXTON, Pa., U.S.A. – Oct. 12, 2015 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that it has promoted David Shaman to general counsel. In his new role, Shaman will be responsible for advising the company’s CEO and board of directors on all legal matters, as well as for leading Bentley’s global legal team. He will report to Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley.

Shaman joined Bentley in March 1998 and spent the next seven years working from the company’s offices in Hoofddorp, Netherlands. He returned to Exton, Pa., in 2005 and in 2006 was promoted to deputy general counsel. In this capacity he managed the day-to-day global operations of Bentley’s legal department.

Commenting on Shaman’s new appointment, Greg Bentley said, “David was Bentley’s first in-house lawyer to be located outside of our headquarters in Exton, and he quickly proved himself as a highly effective attorney with diverse legal skills and strong business acumen. During his tenure as deputy general counsel, he earned the trust of our executive team, has been instrumental in the successful negotiation of major commercial contracts, and has helped consummate key acquisitions around the globe. I look forward to working even more closely with David in his new role and to soliciting his advice as our chief legal officer.

“I also would like to take this opportunity to thank retiring Senior Vice President David Nation for his 20 years of effective counsel and wisdom in guiding Bentley Systems’ legal affairs, helping us create important new business opportunities, and much more. In addition, I congratulate him on his election to Bentley’s board of directors.”

Prior to joining Bentley, Shaman worked for the law firm Covington & Burling LLP after tenures at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Informatics in Brussels and at Harlequin Limited, a software company in Cambridge, U.K. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, a diploma in mathematical statistics from Cambridge University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from University of Pennsylvania.

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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