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 is becoming 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 raising Antisemitism which is derived by 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 to the World Jewish Congress Jewish Diplomatic Corps.


 

EDUCATION

EXPIRIENCE 

NGO Monitor

2013 - 2016

Deputy Director of Communications, Knesset Liaison and Social Media Strategy Manager 

 

2007 - 2009

MBA - Business Management

Marketing & Organizational Consulting

 

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 Liaison

2001 - 2004

BA - Mass Media and Communications

Public Relations, Marketing, Branding and Advertisement

Shalmor Communications

2005 - 2008

Senior Media Advisor

From my work at Israeli MFA

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2016- 2019

Media and Communications Advisor to Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely 

 

My previous work at the Knesset

Events & Conferences 

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

© 2015 Lena Bakman

Seeds of Inspiration 2016

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