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.
Chosen to be one of 18 inspiring Israelis by Israel Forever Foundation
2013 - 2016
Deputy Director of Communications, Knesset (Israeli Parliament) Liaison and Social Media Strategy Manager
2011 - 2013
Spokesperson and Parliamentary Advisor to Member of Parliament and Chair of Education, Culture and Sports committee, Dr. Einat Wilf
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
Media and Communications Advisor to Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely
2019 - today
Igniter (community manager) for ROI Berlin Hub, as part of the ROI Community, a global network of Jewish innovators
2005 - 2008
Senior Media Advisor
My previous work at the Israeli Parliament
Ronald S. Lauder Foundation
2022 - today
Communications and Coordination Executive
2007 - 2009
MBA - Business Management
Marketing & Organizational Consulting
2001 - 2004
BA - Mass Media and Communications
Public Relations, Marketing, Branding and Advertisement