Think tank Isis Malaysia appoints new CEO

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PETALING JAYA: The Institute of Strategic and International Studies (Isis) Malaysia has appointed Herizal Hazri as its new CEO.


Herizal is known for his work in the areas of development and democracy with think tanks, civil societies as well as governments.

He also has experience working in Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Taiwan.

He was a member of the International Contact Group for the peace process in Mindanao in the Philippines, assisting in brokering the deal which led to the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro in 2014.


“He has been widely quoted on issues such as countering violent extremism, peace processes and development economics as well as contemporary Asean,” Isis said in a statement today.

“Herizal was a recipient of the prestigious Draper-Hills Fellowship at Stanford University and was a Chevening scholar at Birkbeck.” -FMT

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