(Likud Yisrael Beitenu)
Gilad Erdan was born in Ashkelon, Israel in 1970. He completed his military service with the rank of Captain. An attorney by profession he holds an L.L.B. from Bar Ilan University.
Erdan served as Advisor to MK Ariel Sharon (1996) and Advisor to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and director, department for public petitions of the Prime Minister`s Office (1996-1998).
He established and chaired the Lobby for Soldiers Missing in Action and served as chairman of Al Sam, an association that deal with the drug problem. He was also Director General of the Corporation for developing the institutionalization of the Center for Contractors and Builders.
A Member of Knesset since 2003, Erdan has been a member of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice, Finance, Economic Affairs, Education, Culture, and Sports, State Control, Labor, Welfare, and Health, House, Foreign Workers, and Drug Abuse Committees, as well as chairing the Economic Affairs Committee. An active lobbyist on such issues as the environment, closing the social gaps, and Ethiopian immigrants, he chaired the Lobby for the War Against Road Accidents.
Gilad Erdan was appointed Minister of Environmental Protection in March 2009,
serving until March 2013 when he was appointed Minister of Communications and
Home Front Protection.
He is married and the father of two children.