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Dan Gillerman

(1944 - )

Dan Gillerman is an Israeli diplomat who served as Israel's permanent representative to the United Nations from 2003 through 2008.

Gillerman was appointed Israel’s 13th representative to the United Nations in July 2002 and assumed his post on January 1, 2003.

Prior to his appointment, Ambassador Gillerman had been the CEO of Nagum Ltd. and Agrotechnology Ltd. Since 1985, he has served as Chairman of the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce. He has also served as a member of the board of the First International Bank of Israel, a Director of Bank Leumi and the Central Bank of Israel, as well as numerous other boards of private and public entities.

Ambassador Gillerman has also served on the Prime Minister’s National Economic and Social Council, the President’s Committee of the Coordinating Council of Israel’s Economic Organizations, and Chairman of the Israel-British Business Council, as well as being a member of the executive board of the ICC (The International Chamber of Commerce – The World Business Organization).

Ambassador Gillerman has played a prominent role in helping to steer Israel towards economic liberalization and a free market economy. He has also been deeply involved in the economic aspects of the peace process and has been intensively engaged in talks with Palestinian and Arab leaders trying to further economic cooperation within the region.

Ambassador Gillerman was born in Israel in 1944 and was educated at Tel Aviv University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He and his wife Janice have two children, Keren and David, and three grandchildren: Lia, Ron, and Jonathan.

Sources: Israel's Permanent Representative to the UN