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.
Ambassador Dan Gillerman is Chairman of Blackstone Israel, Senior Advisor to the Blackstone Group, and a Member of Blackstone’s International Advisory Board.
He is the Chairman and CEO of Gillerman Global, a Global Strategic Consulting firm.
Dan Gillerman served as Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations from 2003-2008.
In 2005 he was elected Vice President of the UN General Assembly.
Prior to his appointment Ambassador Gillerman owned and was Ceo of several companies in Israel in the Chemical, Agro and Food Ingredient sectors.
He served as the Chairman of the Israeli Chamber of Commerce from 1985-2002, and a member of the Prime Minister’s Social and Economic Council, and Chairman of the Israel- British Business Council. He is also a member of the board of The Aspen Institute, Europe.
During that period, he was a member of the Boards of Directors of several companies and Banks including Bank Leumi, The First International Bank and the Central Bank of Israel.
Ambassador Gillerman is currently Chairman the Israel Opera and the AIFL (The America-Israel Friendship League), a member of the Board of the Azrieli Group as well as a member of the Advisory Board of SENTRA,a leading Cyber Company and the Boards of Governors of the Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University, the Jewish Agency and Member of the Executive Board of the Weizman Institute of Science.
Dan Gillerman studied Political Science and Economics at the Hebrew University, and Law at Tel Aviv University.
Ambassador Gillerman is the recipient of Honorary Doctorates from Bar Ilan University and the Academic College, Netanya, as well as the Partners for Democracy award from the AIFL, The Scholar Statesman Award from the Washington Institute, and many other awards.
Ambassador Gillerman is married to Janice, and they have 2 Children and 6 Grandchildren.