Dubai – MENA Herald: 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.