Oren grew up in the small city of Yehud, a quiet suburb at the center of Israel. As a teenager he spent much of his time in the Scouts, first as member and then as a counselor, manager, envoy to a Jewish summer camp in the U.S., and a finally in a year of voluntary work in a low-income neighborhood. During these years he learnt a lot about responsibility, endurance, and human nature. He then joined the IDF, serving for almost nine years as a helicopter pilot, but he always aspired to return to join the public sector and influence policies to better the lives of Israeli citizens. Today Oren is a senior advisor to the director general of the Prime Minister's Office, assisting in advancing economic, civil, and social reform, coordinating inter-ministerial steering committees, and advising the Director General on creating a media strategy. In a very pressured and intense government environment with a strong tendency to inertia, Oren sees his main role as identifying possibilities to implement change and drafting the most effective ways to execute such a change.