Daniel Cohen-Sagi was born in Afula, in the Jezreel Valley, in 1943. He holds a BA in journalism and communications from the University of Munich. After his studies, he worked as a program producer, editor and presenter on Israeli radio. During the 1980s and 90s he spent periods of time in the U.S., where he studied strategic thinking and organizational leadership. After his return to Israel, Cohen-Sagi worked in this field. He lives in Tel-Aviv.