In a statement today, the commision said that Shahril's appointment was for three years and that he would assume overall responsibility for the commission's operations and regulatory functions.
Prior to this, Shahril was seconded as advisor to the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister's Department in setting up the commission, particularly in drafting the Land Public Transportation Commission Bill 2010 and Land Public Transportation Bill 2010, which were passed by Parliament in May 2010.
Previously, he was attached to RapidKL as its corporate planning and strategy general manager. He was also involved in the laboratory for urban public transport improvement as its deputy leader, which is one of the National Key Result Areas under the Government Transformation Plan.
With over 15 years' working experience in local and global companies, Shahril had also served in many positions at Penerbangan Malaysia Bhd, British American Tobacco (M) Bhd, PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia and Maybank Bhd - Bernama