Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Yatom has over 40 years of experience in top intelligence and security leadership roles, including as the Director of Mossad, the national intelligence and special operations agency of Israel and one of the world’s leading intelligence secret and operations agencies.
From 1999 to 2001, he served as Chief of Staff for Security and Policy to Prime Minister Ehud Barak. He also served in various positions in the Israeli security forces and government, including head of the Israeli Defense Forces’ Planning Directorate, commander of the Central Command, and military secretary to defense ministers Moshe Arens and Yitzhak Rabin and prime ministers Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres.
He holds Bachelor of Science degree in Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Master of Arts degree in the Middle Eastern studies from Tel Aviv University.