BDA Welcomes Kendaree Burgess as New COO 

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BDA Welcomes Kendaree Burgess as New COO 

Hamilton, Bermuda, January 16, 2022 — The Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) is pleased to announce that Kendaree Burgess is the BDA’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO). 

Reporting to the CEO, Ms. Burgess will oversee the BDA’s operations and manage internal processes, policies, and procedures to achieve our overall strategic goals and objectives; support and drive strategic priorities aligned to the CEO and board’s vision and guidance; and create, enhance and review operational systems and frameworks that ensure delivery of our core mission, while maintaining a focus on capital, resources, and efficiency. 

David Hart, BDA CEO said, “After an open and competitive search, we are excited to announce that Kendaree Burgess has accepted the position of COO at the BDA. The wealth of talent located in Bermuda never ceases to amaze me, and we look forward to Kendaree bringing her significant experience to our team, particularly those skills garnered since May 2014 in her role as CEO of the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce.” 

As CEO of the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Burgess not only focused on economic development, public policy and fiscal responsibility, but also helped drive legislative changes to benefit industry, and successfully shepherded a game changing report for Bermuda’s future economic development. 

A career executive with over 25 years’ experience, Ms. Burgess has gained invaluable insights across a wide range of sectors including financial services, hospitality, and healthcare. 

Ms. Burgess said, “The purpose of the BDA is to promote and protect, in collaboration with Government and the private sector, sustainable and equitable economic growth, diversity and prosperity in Bermuda. I am thrilled to be joining a team with such an important mission, at such a critical time.” 

Ms. Burgess will officially begin at the BDA on March 6, 2023, which coincides with the BDA’s Bermuda Risk Summit, March 6-8, 2023. 

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