Researcher - Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime
About this speaker
Jay Bahadur is an independent researcher and investigator based in Nairobi. From 2015 to 2019, Bahadur served as the armed groups expert – and subsequently the Coordinator – of the UN Security Council Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea and its successor, the Panel of Experts on Somalia. His areas of focus included the Islamist militant groups Al-Shabaab and the Islamic State, maritime arms smuggling networks, piracy, and the oil and gas sector. Bahadur is the author of the 2011 book The Pirates of Somalia.