Member of Knesset; Former Mayor of Jerusalem; Founder & Former Chair CheckPoint Software Technologies
Nir Barkat is a Member of the Israeli Knesset from the Likud Party. Prior to his ascension to national political leadership, he served as the Mayor of the City of Jerusalem from 2008 until 2018. He was previously an accomplished technology executive and entrepreneur including as Founder and Chair of CheckPoint Software Technologies and has proudly applied those skills in innovation and strategy to the public sector. Mr. Barkat has lived in Jerusalem almost his entire live and is married to Beverly. Together they are the parents of three daughters.