Jose Sousa-Santos

Jose Sousa-Santos


Managing Director of Strategika Group Asia Pacific. 


Mr Jose Sousa-Santos is a research scholar at the Joint  Centre for Disaster Research at Massey University, New Zealand and Managing Director of Strategika Group Asia Pacific.

His research is concerned with the nexus between transnational crime and terrorism; state and non- state disrupters and spoilers in the Indo Pacific region; and countering foreign interference.

With a background in defence and police intelligence, he has also served with the United Nations and humanitarian agencies.

He is a member of the New Zealand Institute for Intelligence Professionals, the New Zealand Police Association, the SASR Alumni, the Australian Defence Force, and a member of the independent advisory Pacific Reset Group.

He is a frequent speaker and media commentator as well as a leading expert on culturally appropriate engagement. His upcoming publications on the trends and drivers of transnational crime in the Pacific region and state avowed illicit disrupters in the US Naval Postgraduate School CTX Journal will be available next month.