David HartChief Executive Officer at Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA)
As CEO, Mr. Hart is responsible for providing energetic and collaborative leadership to drive results withrespect to the BDA’s mission of growing Bermuda’s economy by attracting investment and employment in targeted sectors. In this role Mr. Hart will also promote sustainable, equitable prosperity and economic growth for Bermuda, in furtherance of the BDA’s vision.
Mr. Hart joined the BDA in October 2021, having previously served as Executive Vice President at the Florida Chamber of Commerce (Chamber), one of the largest and most successful business advocacy organisations in the United States. Since joining the Chamber in July 2010, Mr. Hart was part of the leadership team responsible for consistently enhancing the environment to increase job growth, diversify the economy and attract additional capital investments, resulting in Florida creating one of every 11 jobs in the United States, attracting $1.19 million in capital every hour, and recently becoming ranked as the fifteenth largest economy in the world. During this time Mr. Hart also participated in delegations to 13 countries across Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East with leaders in government and industry in order to secure additional foreign direct investment and economic growth.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Hart has held leadership positions in public service at the federal level in Washington, D.C. and state level in Florida. He has also been part of dynamic and growth-oriented leadership teams in the private sector and association management.