Team

Ali H. Soufan

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr. Soufan 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. Mr. Soufan also …

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Martin Reardon

SENIOR DIRECTOR

Martin D. Reardon is a 21-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with extensive experience in the operational management of complex criminal and counterterrorism investigations, both in the U.S. and internationally. During his career with the FBI, Mr. Reardon …

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John Waddell

DIRECTOR OF TRAINING

John Waddell is a retired U.S. Marine having spent a large portion of his 20-year USMC career posted abroad with repeat permanent assignments at U.S. embassies and other duties in the Arabian Gulf region. The balance of his military career …

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Ahmad Khalil

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Ahmad Khalil currently holds the position of Financial Controller for QIASS.  Mr. Khalil is responsible for all financial and fiscal management aspects of company operations, including developing and overseeing budgets for large international projects. Prior to joining QIASS, Mr. Khalil …

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Don Mikel

LANGUAGE SCHOOL DIRECTOR

Don Mikel has taught English as a Second Language in Canada, Taiwan, Oman, UAE and Qatar since 2005. Prior to being named Director of the Language School at QIASS, Mr. Mikel was an ESL instructor at Qatar’s Police Training Institute. …

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Anita Waddell

EXECUTIVE ASSOCIATE

Anita Waddell serves as the Executive Associate at QIASS. Prior to joining QIASS, Anita served with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Large portions of her 25-year FBI career were permanent international assignments within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) …

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Elijah Ferguson

DIRECTOR OF SUPPORT SERVICES

Mr. Ferguson had a distinguished career with the United States Air Force, serving in positions of responsibility in operations and training arenas. He ended his career at the U.S. Embassy Doha, Qatar as the Senior Enlisted Manager in the Office …

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Mohamed H. El Shawesh

MEDIA RELATIONS AND RESEARCH ANALYST

Mohamed H. El shawesh serves as the Media relations and research analyst at QIASS. Prior to joining QIASS, Mr. El Shawesh worked as a Media analyst intern at The Soufan Group Headquarters in New York while he was finishing his …

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