Bachelor in Economics, Tel Aviv University. Master of Business Administration, Bowling Green University, Ohio.
Senior finance executive international trading company, Israel. Deputy chief of mission Panama, 1991—1992. Director Bureau of Israel Ambassador to United Nations, New York, 1993—1997.
Deputy foreign policy advisory to prime minister, 1997—2001. Chief foreign policy advisory to prime minister Israel, 2001—2002. Israeli ambassador to United States, 2002—2006.
Captain (retired) Armored Corps Israel Defense Forces.
Married Anne Ayalon; 2 children.