Don Borelli Joins The Soufan Group
December 19, 2010

The Soufan Group is pleased to announce that Don Borelli is joining the strategic consultancy as a Senior Vice-President. Mr. Borelli is a 25-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he held high profile leadership positions, including Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the New York Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), and was responsible for top investigations and counterterrorism missions that spanned the globe. 
As the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the New York FBI office, Mr. Borelli oversaw numerous significant and fast-breaking terrorism investigations, including the 2009 plot to bomb the New York subway system by Najibullah Zazi; the 2008 capture and extradition of Bryant Neal Vinas, who plotted with Al Qaeda to plant bombs in the Long Island Railroad; the kidnapping of New York Times investigative journalist David Rohde in Afghanistan; and the 2009 hijacking of the Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates. In July Mr. Borelli led a team of more than 60 FBI Agents to Kampala, Uganda, to assist the Uganda Police Force in their investigation of the simultaneous suicide bombing attacks during the final game of the 2010 World Cup.

Throughout his 25-year career with the FBI, Mr. Borelli has been involved in many of the FBI’s most significant cases, including the Oklahoma City bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in 1995 by Timothy McVeigh; the 1998 bombing of the United States embassy in Nairobi, Kenya; and the 2000 attack on the USS Cole in Yemen. After September 11, 2001, Mr. Borelli spent approximately nine months in Pakistan, where his work helped uncover the location of a WMD laboratory outside of Khandahar, Afghanistan. He also assisted in the arrest of 9/11 plotter, Ramzi Binalshibh, who was arrested in Karachi, Pakistan, on September 11, 2002.

“I am very excited to announce that Don Borelli is joining TSG,” Ali Soufan, Chairman and CEO of The Soufan Group said, “Don is a first class operative with a international reputation and is an outstanding addition to our growing company.”

“I have had the good fortune of working with Ali and many members of the TSG team during my career with the FBI,” Don Borelli said. “They are all true professionals and leaders in their field.  Their work in global security is at the forefront of the industry.  I’m very excited to join the TSG team.”

Mr. Borelli has received numerous awards and commendations for his work as an FBI Special Agent, including the 2009 FBI Director’s Award for Excellence in Investigation and the 2010 Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Investigation for his leadership in counterterrorism.


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