Gordon IsraelManaging Partner
- Project and Event Management
- SME Development
- Rural and Community Development
- Communication Management
- Research and Analysis
- Masters Degree – European Studies “Business studies of European policies and programmes” (hons)
- Masters Degree – International Business and Management (one year)
- Bachelor degree – Foreign Languages Applied to Trade and Business (LEA) English – Spanish
Gordon is a young professional with experience in economic development and communication management in multiple organizations. He gained an in depth knowledge of rural and community development while working as a Communication Strategy Consultant in the Environment and Development Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in Bangkok. While there he led the outreach strategy of an economic development initiative, the Pro-Poor Public-Private Partnership (5P) Project, targeting key private sector investors in the region and providing high-visibility to the project.
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Before joining the 5P project, Gordon worked as a consultant in ESCAP’s Trade and Investment Division for two years, which provided him with extensive expertise of SME development. During this time he acted as the project coordinator for various regional events, tasked with bringing together key actors from the business sector in the Asia-Pacific region as well as conducted research on economic development issues. He also acted as a focal point in the coordination of activities of the ESCAP Business Advisory Council (EBAC), a group of senior executives providing business analyses of development issues in the Asia-Pacific region to governments. Prior to this, since 2009, he worked in an advertising agency — ArtemisAndCo.net, as a communication manager, implementing corporate internal and external communication policies, strategy and guidance.
More recently, Gordon worked on the Myanmar Business Survey (MBS) 2014, which was organized by the United Nations ESCAP, OECD and UMFCCI. The MBS was the first-ever and most comprehensive national survey of businesses in Myanmar. He successfully managed the MBS training workshop designed to report and evaluate the work progress on data collection. Gordon has also contributed to several publications including the two volumes of the OECD Multi-dimensional Review of Myanmar, ARTNeT Working Paper N°142: A New Policy Framework for Myanmar’s SME and the Business for Development paper: Capacity building of SMEs in the Greater Mekong Subregion.