Former Supervisory Special Agent, FBI
CEO, The Soufan Group, LLC
Ali Soufan is the CEO of theSoufanGroup, an international strategic consultancy. He is a former FBI Supervisory Special Agent who investigated and supervised highly sensitive and complex international terrorism cases, including the East Africa Embassy Bombings, the attack on the USS Cole, and the events surrounding 9/11. He received numerous awards and commendations for his counter-terrorism work, including the Director of the FBI's Award for Excellence in Investigation, and a commendation from the U.S. Department of Defense that labeled him "an important weapon in the ongoing war on terrorism." He has been widely profiled and interviewed, including by 60 Minutes, Frontline, The Daily Show, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Spiegel. He is the author of the bestseller,"The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al Qaeda."