ABOUT ME

My name is Lena Bakman. I was born in the former Soviet Union. Growing up in the USSR contributed a lot to my understanding of how to live successfully in the multicultural arena. Russian is my mother tongue.

 

At the age of 10, my family immigrated to Israel. Hence, life in the Middle East formed another dimension to my understanding of the multicultural environment. Hebrew became my second mother tongue.

 

I have been traveling in different countries all over the world and learned more and more about different cultures. During my quests, English and Spanish became additional languages I master.

 

In 2019 I relocated to Germany. German became my 5th language.

 

Since 2008, during my spare time, I do public diplomacy and believe in the power of social media and its impact on people worldwide. In 2019 I joined the World Jewish Congress Jewish Diplomatic Corps and I'm passionate about international relations, interfaith projects, and networking.


 

Seeds of Inspiration 2016
Seeds of Inspiration 2016

Chosen to be one of 18 inspiring Israelis by Israel Forever Foundation

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UNDP InterPeace project member
UNDP InterPeace project member

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Nahum Goldman Fellowship Member
Nahum Goldman Fellowship Member

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Seeds of Inspiration 2016
Seeds of Inspiration 2016

Chosen to be one of 18 inspiring Israelis by Israel Forever Foundation

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EXPIRIENCE 

NGO Monitor

2013 - 2016

Deputy Director of Communications, Knesset (Israeli Parliament) Liaison and Social Media Strategy Manager 

 

Israeli Parliament

2011 - 2013

Spokesperson and Parliamentary Advisor to Member of Knesset and Chair of Education, Culture and Sports committee, Dr. Einat Wilf 

Israel Now

2010 - 2011

Digital Marketing, Social Media and Content Manager

World Congress of Russian-speaking Jewry 2008 - 2009

In-charge of Communications & Knesset (Israeli Parliament) Liaison

Highlights from my work at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs

World Jewish Congress 2019 - today

Member of the Jewish Diplomatic Corps

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel

2016- 2019

Media and Communications Advisor to Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely 

 

with a mission of Honduras, photo_ MFA
with a mission of Honduras, photo_ MFA

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meeting with German MFA Minister Michell
meeting with German MFA Minister Michell

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work visit in Colombia, photo: MFA
work visit in Colombia, photo: MFA

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with a mission of Honduras, photo_ MFA
with a mission of Honduras, photo_ MFA

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ROI Community   

2019 - today

Igniter (community manager) for ROI Berlin Hub, as part of the ROI Community, a global network of Jewish innovators

 

Shalmor Communications

2005 - 2008

Senior Media Advisor

My previous work at the Israeli Parliament

with Ehud Barak, former Israel's PM
with Ehud Barak, former Israel's PM

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7th Ambassadors Forum, Bar Ilan University
7th Ambassadors Forum, Bar Ilan University

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with MK Dr. Einat Wilf
with MK Dr. Einat Wilf

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with Ehud Barak, former Israel's PM
with Ehud Barak, former Israel's PM

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EDUCATION

2007 - 2009

MBA - Business Management

Marketing & Organizational Consulting

 

2001 - 2004

BA - Mass Media and Communications

Public Relations, Marketing, Branding and Advertisement

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BA graduation ceremony.jpg
with Christine Detaille, Deputy Head of Mission of Belgium in Berlin
with Christine Detaille, Deputy Head of Mission of Belgium in Berlin

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with Felix Klein at the Bundestag
with Felix Klein at the Bundestag

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Women's Parliament AJC 2016
Women's Parliament AJC 2016

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with Christine Detaille, Deputy Head of Mission of Belgium in Berlin
with Christine Detaille, Deputy Head of Mission of Belgium in Berlin

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Events & Conferences 

As part of my Public Diplomacy activity, I participate in numerous events and conferences and network with new people all the time