Nasser al Wahayshi
He is the late emir of AQAP and general manager for al Qaeda global. Wahayshi, also known as Abu Basir Abdul Karim al Wahayshi, served as Osama bin Laden’s personal secretary from 1998 until 2001, when he was arrested in Iran after fleeing Afghanistan. Iran extradited Wahayshi to Yemen in 2003. Wahayshi escaped a Sana’a prison in February 2006 along with 22 other al Qaeda members, including Qasim al Raymi, and was named the head of al Qaeda in Yemen in June 2007. Wahayshi became al Qaeda’s general manager in 2013. He was killed by a US airstrike on June 9, 2015, in al Mukalla.