Mr. Lior Haiat assumed the post of Consul General to Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and Puerto Rico in February 2016. He comes to Miami with a wealth of experience in Hispanic, cultural and media affairs.
Prior to his arrival in Miami, he served as the Department Director of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands at the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem for two years. From 2009-2013, Mr. Haiat served as the Spokesperson and Public Diplomacy Officer at the Embassy of Israel to Spain. From 2007-2009, Mr. Haiat served as the Deputy Spokesperson of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem. Previous to this role, Mr. Haiat served as the spokesperson and Cultural Attaché at the Israeli Embassy in Argentina from 2002 -2007. From 1999-2000, Mr. Haiat served as the Political Adviser and Spokesperson to MK David Tal, Chairman of the Labor, Welfare and Health Committee Israeli Parliament (Knesset).
Additionally, Mr. Haiat served as a Captain and Artillery Coordinator in the infantry unit with the Israeli Defense Forces.Mr. Haiat has a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Hebrew University and his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Communications from Tel Aviv University. Mr. Haiat was born and raised in Petah Tikva, Israel and is married to Hani with three children. Mr. Haiat speaks Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, and English.