He established and chaired the Lobby for Soldiers Missing in Action and served as chairman of Al Sam, an association that dealt 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 the 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, in addition to chairing the Economic Affairs Committee. Erdan is also an active lobbyist on such issues as the environment, closing the social gaps, and Ethiopian immigrants, and he chaired the Lobby for the War Against Road Accidents.
Gilad Erdan was appointed Minister of Environmental Protection in March 2009.
He is married and the father of two children.
Source: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs