Nir Bar Dea

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Nir joined Bridgewater in 2015, and is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer. He partners with the CEO to set and drive the strategic goals and oversee the day-to-day management of the firm. He is also a Partner, a member of the Executive Committee, and co-chairs our Operating Committee. Until recently, Nir served as Co-Head of the Investment Engine, where he partnered with our CIOs and CEO to manage our Research, Account Management and Trading functions.

Before joining Bridgewater, Nir served as Advisor to the Israeli Mission to the United Nations in the 2014 General Assembly. He also has a diverse background in entrepreneurship, having run a global real estate investment operation and founded a drone technology start up. Nir is a retired major and a platoon leader in the Israeli Defense Forces and received his MBA from Wharton. He was recently named one of Fortune’s “40 Under 40” in Finance.

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More from Nir Bar Dea
May 26, 2021
In a recent article in FundFire, Deputy CEO Nir Bar Dea details Bridgewater’s plans to return to in-office work in the fall. Nir explains that Bridgewater will experiment with a flexible model, with 2-3 days per week in the office including one day with all employees on campus. Learning from a year of predominantly remote work, the firm sees in-office time as a perk and a privilege, and will focus on creating high-value interactions that are difficult to replicate remotely.
September 9, 2020
Drawing on leadership experience from the Israeli Defense Forces, the United Nations, and as an entrepreneur, Bridgewater’s Co-Head of Investment Engine was recognized alongside other influential changemakers in the industry.
September 21, 2020
In the midst of a remote work environment, Bridgewater sought ways to allow team members to safely meet in person — to facilitate collaboration and benefit from the richness of face-to-face interactions. Our team responded by building a tented outdoor office space at our Westport, CT headquarters.
February 23, 2021
Deputy Chief Executive Officer Nir Bar Dea joins the 2021 IAC Edge Summit to shed light on his background and experience, Bridgewater’s principles and culture, and practical advice for anyone trying to find success in the workplace.
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