Bentley Systems announces new CEO

Bentley Systems has announced that from July 1, 2024, Greg Bentley will transition from CEO to Executive Chair of its Board of Directors with Nicholas Cumins, currently COO, stepping into the role as CEO.

Nicholas Cumins Nicholas Cumins, who will be Bentley Systems next CEO

CEO since 1995, Greg Bentley is the oldest of five brothers who founded Bentley Systems. Keith, Ray, and Barry Bentley retired within the last several years and remain company Directors.

The announcement was made by the infrastructure engineering software company during the opening event for Bentley Systems’ new UK headquarters in the City of London, beginning the observance of the company’s 40th anniversary.

Greg Bentley said, “I am very pleased to be able to retire from CEO responsibilities this year (at age 69) with such confidence that this completion of our extended succession process now leaves Bentley Systems demonstrably able to increase its potential, while safeguarding its established performance.”

Cumins has served as Bentley Systems’ COO since January 2022. He joined Bentley Systems as Chief Product Officer in September 2020.

“I am honored to have been selected to follow in his footsteps, and I represent the Bentley leadership team when I say we are confident in our readiness and growth mindset for the coming decades,” said Cumins.

Greg Bentley will continue to serve the company as Executive Chair, foreseeably, and as well as supporting Cumins will remain responsible for overall capital allocation, such as potential platform acquisitions.


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