The Bourne Directory

Desh Bouksani was a supporting antagonist in the 2007 film The Bourne Ultimatum. He was a CIA "asset" based in Casablanca, Morocco, and also a member of the Blackbriar program.

He was portrayed by stuntman and actor Joey Ansah.



Desh's background is unknown. It is implied that he, like other Assets in the program, was covertly trained to be an assassin for the Central Intelligence Agency and was operated to carry out assassination assignments from the Agency when needed. The CIA's targets are usually Intelligence agents that either pose a threat to the Agency's operations or may endanger the security of the United States. [1]

Desh was highly trained in hand-to-hand combat as well as the use of a variety of firearms and other weapons. Desh was also experienced in arnson as he was knowledgeable in arming and disarming explosive armaments. [1]

Daniels Assassination[]

Desh is sent by Noah Vosen to Tangier to eliminate Neil Daniels. Jason Bourne, with the help of Nicky Parsons, attempts to interfere and as such become his next targets since Nicky breaks CIA protocol. Sadly, Daniels is killed in the planned car bombing by Desh, also injuring Bourne in the process. [1]

Encounter with Bourne[]

Desh vs Bourne

Desh and Bourne fighting in Tangier

Soon after that, Desh follows Parsons through the Morocco market with intention of killing her. However, Bourne is able to locate and engage him in hand-to-hand combat, ultimately suffocating him with a towel. Bourne uses Desh's cellphone to deliberately make Vosen think that he and Nicky have been killed. [1]



  • Desh is also referred to in the Special Edition dvd commentary as a young Bourne, and it is hinted that he has gone through the same training as Bourne.


Desh uses a suppressed H&K USP .45 compact as well as several homemade I.E.D.s.