Bina Darulaman names new chairman


BINA Darulaman Berhad (BDB) has appointed Datuk Mohamed Sharil Mohamed Tarmizi as its new chairman (pic).

Prior to joining BDB, he worked in various corporate sectors.

He was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1994 and was formerly an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.

He started his career as a lawyer with established legal firms, Azman Davidson & Co and later, Zaid Ibrahim & Co, specialising in construction, property development and privatisation before becoming a partner in an investment advisory firm.

From 2011 to 2014, he was chairman of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), an independent body set up by a Malaysian Act of Parliament to develop and oversee the communications and multimedia sector in Malaysia.

In the international arena, Mohamed Sharil was 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, from 2004 to 2007.

He has also worked closely with global organisations such as the Internet Society, International Telecommunications Union, the World Bank, the World Trade Organisation, Asia Pacific Telecommunity, Pacific Islands Telecoms Association, Commonwealth Telecoms Organisation, International Institute of Communications, the Universal Postal Union and Unicef; particularly in training and capacity building.

In 2017, in recognition of Mohamed Sharil’s contribution to the global internet community, his alma matter Aberystwth University in Wales conferred on him an Honorary Fellowship.

He was recently appointed an advisory board member to the United Nations University Institute for Computing and Society.

Mohamed Sharil is presently 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 based in Singapore.

His area of expertise is corporate restructurings, turnarounds and mergers.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of LotusCars UK and the Board of Directors of PrivAsia Technology Berhad, an ACE Market company on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

In July, Mohamed Sharil was appointed to the Board of Directors of OPCOM Holdings Berhad.

Mohamed Sharil in his statement said “I thank BDB for the trust placed in me. I look forward to working together with the team to revitalise the company.”

BDB is an investment holding company, having a diversified business segment in property, engineering and construction, road and quarry, and leisure and hospitality.

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