Tuesday October 18, 2011
Sharil is appointed chairman of MCMC
By B.K. SIDHU
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi has been appointed the new chairman of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) effective since 0ct 16, the commission said.
He succeeded Tan Sri Khalid Ramli whose two-year term expired on Oct 15. Sharil is no newcomer to the world of communications and multimedia as he has a wealth of experience in the legal, communications and multimedia industry as well as in financial advisory and strategy consulting.
Industry experts felt that Sharil was a suitable candidate for the post given his vast experience and expertise.
Apart from steering the industry forward, he also has to look into the award of the 2.6G and 700Mhz spectrum besides calling a tender bid for digital broadcasting.
Sharil first joined MCMC in May, 2000. Six years later, he left to join Binafikir where he was executive director and head of strategy. His last position in MCMC was general manager and senior advisor in the office of the chairman.
MCMC said Sharil served as a member of the commission from May 1, 2006 for two terms before he was invited to join the MCMC as chief operating officer on June 16, 2008.
Sharil has worked on various projects and he is also a part-time consultant to the International Telecommunications Union and he is also a part-time consultant/contributor to the World Bank.
He is presently assisting the World Bank in the development of the Broadband Toolkit.
Sharil holds a Bachelor's Degree in Law from University College of Wales, Aberystwyth and qualified as a Barrister from Gray's Inn, England and Wales (UK) Inn, England.
Khalid joined the commission on Oct 16, 2009 and prior to that was the director-general of Implementation Co-ordination Unit in the Prime Minister's Department.