The Middle East: Where Politics and Business Intersect
Coming to the United Nations from the business world, Ambassador Gillerman played a prominent role in helping to steer Israel towards economic liberalization and a free market economy. With his financial background and personal experiences with the ambassadors of Middle Eastern countries, Ambassador Gillerman shares his incomparable insight into how political tug-of-wars, turmoil and risk affect businesses worldwide.
A Keen Perspective on the Middle East
Ambassador Gillerman highlights the challenges to world peace and security that lay ahead in the Middle East. With his shrewd analysis, Ambassador Gillerman explores the Israeli-Palestinian peace process; the issue of extremism within the world of Islam; and the dangers of Iran developing its nuclear program and if Saudi Arabia, Libya, Syria and Egypt follow suit.
An Evening with Ambassador Dan Gillerman
After five and a half years at the top of global diplomacy, Ambassador Gillerman shares an inside peek into the U.N. and the world leaders encountered in its corridors. With his signature sharp wit, he recalls numerous anecdotes amassed during his tenure, including his friendship with Pakistan’s UN Ambassador Munir Akram, his encounters with the Syrian and Iranian ambassadors, and defending his country before the media during the Second Lebanon War.
Dan Gillerman is Senior Advisor to Blackstone Israel and is a member of Blackstone's International Advisory Board.
Ambassador Gillerman is chairman of Gillerman Global Ltd, a global strategic consulting firm. He served as Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations from 2003-2008 and was elected Vice President of the General Assembly in 2005.
Prior to his appointment to the UN, Ambassador Gillerman was Chairman of the Israel Chamber of Commerce from 1985 till 2002. He served on the Boards of several Israeli companies and major banks,including Bank Leumi,The First International Bank,and Israel's Central Bank.
Ambassador Gillerman is Chairman of the Board of the Israel Opera, Co-Chairman of the AIFL (the America-Israel Friendship League), a member of the Executive Board of the Weizman Institute of Science, and a member of the Boards of Governors of The Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University and the Jewish Agency. He is a trustee of The Tel Aviv Museum of Art and the Cameri theater.
Ambassador Gillerman studied Political Science and Economics at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Law at Tel Aviv University. He received Honorary Doctorates (Honorus Causa) from Bar Ilan University and the Academic College, Netanya.