Dato’ Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi

Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi
Senior Advisor | ASEAN Advisory


Globally respected TMT expert

Sharil possesses a uniquely diverse experience in both public and private sectors. He has an unparalleled international experience in the technology, media and communications (“TMT”) space. He has been involved in numerous initiatives by the International Telecommunications Unions (ITU), Commonwealth Telecommunication Organization, World Bank, and the United Nations Development Program. Sharil is regarded as an authority on internet governance from his work with ICANN and GAC, and he has hands-on regulatory reform experience with the World Trade Organization on the development of reference papers in telecoms and postal services. During his tenure at Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, Sharil spearheaded the modernization and transformation of the Malaysian telecommunications industry and also consulted on Trade and Economic Cooperation agreements for Malaysia with Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. Sharil is also a highly experienced strategy advisor and has led various projects, public-private partnerships and corporate transactions. Sharil was instrumental in a recent international cross-border M&A in the automotive sector. Sharil also mentors multiple startups and scaleups across the world.

With ASEAN Advisory, Sharil is focused on policy and government affairs advisory in the ASEAN region and strategy advisory outside of Malaysia.

Position & Directorships
  • Independent Non-Executive Director – POS Malaysia Bhd
  • Director – Digital Nasional Bhd
  • Director – Amanat Lebuhraya Rakyat Berhad
  • Director – Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia
  • Non-Executive Chairman – Opcom Holdings Bhd
  • Chairman – Bina Darulaman Bhd
  • Chairman – Privasia Technology Bhd
  • Chairman – QuantePhi Sdn Bhd
  • Member, Board of Directors – Lotus Cars UK
  • Mentor – Endeavor Malaysia
  • Chairman – Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission
  • Member, Board of Directors – Multimedia Development Corporation
  • Executive Director, Head of Strategy – BinaFikir Sdn Bhd
  • Senior Lawyer – Zaid Ibrahim & Co
Acknowledgements, Industry roles & Membership 
  • Advisory Board Member, m-Powering Development Initiative – International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • Honorary Fellow – Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK
  • Top 50 influencers, movers & shakers of Malaysian Digital Economy – Digerati50 Digital News Asia
  • Recognized by the global internet community, ICANN & the GAC as a key contributor to the concept of multi-stakeholder participation in internet policy decision-making
  • Chairman, Government Advisory Committee (GAC) – Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
  • Board member – ICANN (GAC Liaison)
  • Trustee – International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT)
  • Vice Chairman, Child Online Protection Working Group – ITU
  • Adjunct Professor – Multimedia University, Malaysia
  • President – Aberystwyth University Alumni Club of Malaysia
  • Barrister – Gray’s Inn, England and Wales (UK)
  • LL.B (Hons) – University College of Wales Aberystwyth


  • Barrister – Gray’s Inn, England and Wales (UK)
  • LL.B (Hons) – University College of Wales Aberystwyth