Dato' Mohamed Sharil Bin Mohamed Tarmizi
Chairman / Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato Mohamed Sharil Bin Mohamed Tarmizi, was appointed to the Board on 16 July 2019. He is the Chairman of the Company and serves as the Chairman of the Tender Committee. He earned his LLB (Hons) from University College of Wales, Aberystwyth and Barrister-at-Law from Gray’s Inn, United Kingdom. He was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1994 and was formerly an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya practicing with Azman Davidson & Co and Zaid Ibrahim & Co early in his career before becoming a partner in an investment advisory firm called BinaFikir Sdn Bhd which was eventually acquired by Maybank Berhad. He was then invited to join the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), an independent regulatory body set up by a Malaysian Act of Parliament to develop, oversee and regulate the communications and multimedia sector in Malaysia as its Chief Operating Officer in 2009 and was subsequently appointed to the position of Chairman and Chief Executive of the MCMC from 16 October 2011 to 31 December 2014. MCMC was also the regulator for the postal and courier industry pursuant to the Postal Services Act 2012. In the international arena, Dato’ Sharil was also a Board Member of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the global Internet domain name coordinating body and Chairman of ICANN's Government Advisory Committee (GAC) from 2004 to 2007. Dato' Sharil has worked closely with international organizations such as ICANN, Internet Society (ISOC), International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the World Bank, the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT), Pacific Islands Telecoms Association (PITA), Commonwealth Telecoms Organisation (CTO), International Institute of Communications (IIC), Universal Postal Union (UPU) and UNICEF, particularly in the area of training and capacity building and remains in an advisory capacity to some of them. In recognition of his contribution to the global internet community, his alma matter, Aberystwyth University conferred an Honorary Fellowship to him in 2017. He is presently a Senior Advisor with Quantephi Sdn Bhd, a boutique investment advisory firm licensed by the Securities Commission of Malaysia and a Senior Advisor to Asean Advisory Pte Ltd, a specialist advisory and consulting firm based in Singapore. He also serves on the Board of Directors of LotusCars UK. In March 2019, he was appointed to the Advisory Board of the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS).