Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the acclaimed infrastructure engineering software company, has ushered in a significant shift in its leadership structure, aimed at further bolstering its presence and initiatives in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). In a decisive move, the firm has welcomed industry veteran Robert Malkin as the new Senior Regional Director of Australia and New Zealand. Stepping into this critical role, Malkin is set to steer the Enterprise ANZ sales team, taking the baton from Fergus Dunn, who transitions to a pivotal position as the Senior Director, Business Development.
Robert Malkin is no stranger to leadership roles in the burgeoning domain of technological advancements. His career, spanning over a quarter-century, has been marked by the proficient management of emerging and innovative businesses across the Asia Pacific region. Before embracing this new opportunity with Bentley Systems, Malkin showcased his prowess as the Vice President of Mural, a renowned visual collaboration firm, where he successfully secured contracts with world-renowned accounts. This role was complemented by his earlier leadership tenures at Autodesk where he facilitated market development for new technologies on a global scale, including North America. In 2009, he relocated to Sydney and spearheaded the drive of enterprise multi-year deals across ANZ, Japan, and Korea, focusing on AEC verticals.
Commenting on this pivotal appointment, Kaushik Chakraborty, Senior Vice President, Regional Executive, Asia Pacific at Bentley Systems, remarks, “ANZ is at a pivotal moment where it needs to advance the use of digital technologies and sustainable practices.” He further noted Bentley’s dedication to fostering better and more resilient infrastructure through the intelligent digital twin solutions. Chakraborty expressed high hopes for Malkin's contribution, stating, “Robert brings a wealth of knowledge, and with his business acumen and proven leadership, he will help our ANZ users reach new heights.”
In his new role, Fergus Dunn will utilize his profound understanding of the market to aid Bentley in capturing key opportunities within the transportation and utilities sectors in the region. This shift is seen as a synergistic step that leverages Dunn’s extensive market knowledge and experience with digital twin solutions. Bentley Systems stands firm on its commitment to delivering pragmatic solutions to its users, with Dunn expected to play a vital role in realising this vision.
As Bentley Systems embarks on this exciting new chapter, the appointments of Malkin and Dunn signify a robust strategy geared towards innovation and growth, reaffirming the company's stronghold in the infrastructure engineering software landscape.