Eli Groner
Selection Committee Member
Former Director General of the Prime Minister's Office

Eli Groner is the former Director General of the Office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He assumed the position after being confirmed by the Israeli cabinet in June, 2015. The Director-General is Israel's senior-most civil servant, responsible for most domestic and international policy decisions. He is also responsible for 1,300 civil servants reporting to him.

Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Groner was the economic attaché to Washington, a position also requiring cabinet confirmation. Mr. Groner's time in the public sector was preceded by two years as a senior advisor to the Chairman of Tnuva, Israel's largest consumer packaged goods company, six years as a consultant at McKinsey & Company and five years as a journalist at The Jerusalem Post.

Mr. Groner graduated from Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel, and has an MBA from New York University. Groner lives in Elazar, Israel, with his wife Tamar and five children.