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.
It gives me a great sense of fulfillment acting as an ambassador of the State of Israel wherever I go. I am concerned about the fate of the Jewish people due to the constantly rising Antisemitism which is derived by the Delegitimization of Israel.
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 passionate about international relations, interfaith projects and networking.
2013 - 2016
Deputy Director of Communications, Knesset Liaison and Social Media Strategy Manager
2007 - 2009
MBA - Business Management
Marketing & Organizational Consulting
2011 - 2013
Spokesperson and Parliamentary Advisor to Member of Knesset 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 Liaison
2001 - 2004
BA - Mass Media and Communications
Public Relations, Marketing, Branding and Advertisement
2005 - 2008
Senior Media Advisor
Highlights from my work at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
World Jewish Congress 2019 - today
Member of the Jewish Diplomatic Corps
My previous work at the Knesset
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Media and Communications Advisor to Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely