Nir Barkat (Hebrew: ניר ברקת; born 19 October 1959) is an Israeli businessman, politician and mayor of Jerusalem.
Nir Barkat was born in 1959 and raised in Jerusalem. His father, Zalman, was a professor of physics at the Hebrew University. He served in the Paratroopers Brigade of the Israel Defense Forces for six years (1977–83), as well as reserve duty, and reached the rank of Major.
Barkat received his bachelor degree in computer science at Jerusalem's Hebrew University.