Meet the Management

SIDREC’s Management Team

SIDREC’s management team is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of its service who are accountable to the board of directors. The team proposes and manages the organisation’s budget; oversee the execution of strategy and commitments; ensure effective and efficient operations; and manages responses to risks.

Sharmila Sharma

Chief Executive Officer

Sharmila Sharma was appointed as SIDREC CEO effective 2 December 2019. She practised as an advocate and solicitor for a short period before working in human rights for five years with the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Since then, she has had over 10 years of experience in Sustainable Finance/Investments having worked as an analyst, researcher and manager in corporate, financial and investment strategy with several organisations.

She was a key member of the Secretariat to the Financial Services Professional Board (FSPB) in 2014/15 where she led the development of the FSPB Code of Ethics for the Financial Services Industry.

Prior to joining SIDREC, she was the Head of Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions of Cenergi SEA Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad that invests in and develops renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

Sharmila holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Law from the University of Durham. She has been called to the Bar of England & Wales and the Malaysian Bar. She has also completed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) examinations.

Suhana Mokhtar

Head of Dispute Resolution

Suhana Mokhtar has more than 10 years of experience handling dispute resolution on corporate/commercial, employment, industrial relations, construction and compulsory land acquisition matters where she carried out pre-litigation advisory work and played an advisory role for court cases as well as proceedings relating to the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act (CIPAA). She has also managed and conducted numerous negotiations for court cases up to the apex court level.

Suhana commenced her career in 2005. As a practising lawyer, she advised on securities, corporate, commercial, banking and conveyancing matters. As an in-house legal counsel, she was exposed to compliance, employment, mergers & acquisitions (M&A), Intellectual Property and litigation work.

Prior to joining SIDREC, Suhana held the position of Head, Group Legal with a public listed property group where she advised for three business segments: property & land development, integrated facilities management and project management & consultancy.

Suhana graduated with an LLB (Hons) degree from the International Islamic University Malaysia and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2005.

Linda Tey Mei Ling

Head of Operations

Linda Tey has over 20 years of experience in management services, membership development and engagement, events management, communication and marketing. She has a strong non-profit background, having worked with various professional and trade bodies including the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA), the Malaysian Bar Council, the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) and the American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM).

Prior to joining SIDREC, Linda was the Executive Director of the Malaysia Australia Business Council (MABC) for over five years. During her tenure, she led the MABC’s efforts in promoting the interests of members through the facilitation of networking opportunities including connecting Malaysian and Australian trading partners, advocating on issues that impact members and providing critical business insights.

Linda holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics majoring in Economic and Management Studies from the University of London.

Steven K C Poh

Head of Corporate Communication

Steven K C Poh has 30 years of combined professional experience as a financial writer, editor, communication specialist, public relations practitioner and university lecturer. He holds a Master of Science degree in Speech Communication (Organisational Communication) from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Southeast Missouri State University and is also a Fellow of the Public Relations & Communications Association of Malaysia.

Temporary Placeholder

Head of Operations

To be announced.