Martin Verrier

Associate Fellow | SHOC Network Member - Practitioner / Researcher


Martin Verrier served as Argentina's Deputy Secretary of State for Drug Enforcement from 2015 to 2019, achieving unprecedented success in drug seizures and operations during his tenure. Currently, he holds the position of Associate Fellow at RUSI, where he actively collaborates with the Strategic Hub for Organised Crime Research (SHOC) team. In his role as an organized crime Senior Non-Key Expert for RUSI Europe, he contributes to several EU/UN programs, including SEACOP, MASIF, and CRIMARIO.

Additionally, Mr Verrier is an Adjunct Professor for the US Department of Defense at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, specialising in teaching the CTOC course. Furthermore, he is a Chevening Scholar and serves as a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King’s College London.

Mr Verrier's academic background includes a BA in International Relations from the Universidad de Belgrano, a MA in Strategy and Geopolitics from the Argentine Army War College, and another MA in Intelligence and International Security from King’s College London. Prior to his role as Deputy Secretary, he worked as a senior consultant for international organisations such as IADB, OAS, and PADF. Additionally, he directed operations at Templar, a security consulting firm in Buenos Aires, and contributed his expertise as a member of the Security Committee Advisor Board at the National Parliament.

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