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David Bridges
Senior Geopolitical and Security Advisor at Fidelity Management and Research Company

David Bridges is the senior geopolitical and security advisor at Fidelity Management and Research Company, the investment advisor for Fidelity’s family of mutual funds.  In this role, Mr. Bridges provides expert geopolitical assessment to Fidelity investors.  Prior to joining Fidelity in 2012, Mr. Bridges served a 25-year career as an operations officer at CIA.  He was a member of the Senior Intelligence Service, and is the recipient of the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, the George Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism, and the Donovan Award.  Mr. Bridges’ overseas service included assignments in the former Soviet Union, the Balkans, and western and eastern Europe.  He had multiple assignments as chief of station and in senior operational roles.  Prior to joining CIA, Mr. Bridges spent five years working for a peacekeeping force in the Middle East.  He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received his master’s degree from the University of Chicago’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies.