Dato’ Sharil Tarmizi is a corporate advisor with over 25 years of experience. He graduated with a LLB (Hons)/Law from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth and was admitted as a Barrister-at-Law of Gray’s Inn, London. He started his career as an advocate and solicitor with established legal firms Azman Davidson & Co. and later Zaid Ibrahim & Co. specialising in construction, property development and privatisation before moving on to the area of corporate advisory and finance. Thereafter, he was appointed as Chairman and Chief Executive of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) from 2011 until 2014. He has worked with the likes of many international organisations including ICANN, Internet Society (ISOC), the World Bank, Commonwealth Telecoms Organisation (CTO) and UNICEF to name a few – particularly in the area of training and capacity building.
In recognition of his contribution to the global internet community, his alma matter conferred him an Honorary Fellowship in 2017. He is presently an Advisory Board Member to the United Nations University Institute for Computing and Society, a Senior Advisor with Quantephi Sdn Bhd, a boutique investment advisory firm in Malaysia and a Senior Advisor to Asean Advisory Pte. Ltd., a specialist advisory and consulting firm in Singapore.