Zvika Oren was born in 1947 in Tel Aviv. He completed his military service with the rank of brigadier-general, serving as commander of the Ordnance Corps. He founded Amit Local Industry Ltd., whose main interest is rail transportation. The company owns a factory in Dimona, M.T.R – Railway Industry Enterprises Ltd, which produces different types of freight wagons and provides maintenance services for the freight wagons owned by Israel Chemicals Ltd. The company is involved in all rail-related projects and has established a company for freight rail transportation, whose main business is transporting garbage to the South and sand for construction purposes to the North.
Zvika Oren received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Technion in Haifa (1973) and a master’s in political science from Haifa University (1988). In the MAI, he served as chairman of the Knesset committee, chairman of the committee for small and medium-sized factories, chairman of the labor committee, and member of the directorate from 2009.