Sherene Azli spearheads the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC), an agency under the Ministry of Health Malaysia as its Chief Executive Officer. She has been entrusted with the task of leading the agency in its mission to coordinate and facilitate the development of healthcare travel within the country, to promote global awareness of the Malaysian healthcare industry, and to position Malaysia as the “preferred destination for world-class healthcare services”. Starting her career as a Research Manager with the Irish Telecommunications Investment plc, Dublin, Sherene returned to Malaysia to embark on what would become her 16-year service with Telekom Malaysia (TM), rising through the ranks to her appointment as Vice President of Group Marketing in February 2009, then subsequently as the Vice President of Strategy and Business Development.
Sherene moved on and served as the General Manager of the Malaysian Diaspora Outreach unit with Talent Corporation Malaysia (TalentCorp) where she played an instrumental role in building strategies and fronting engagements with Malaysian students and professionals abroad, in a bid to build a global network of Malaysian talent. She is an ardent believer in the power of developing human capital and the value of building relationships and networks, and carries these ideals with her into her current role.
Sherene’s vast experience in marketing, strategy and business development have been invaluable in her current task of steering MHTC to achieving its goals, and to position Malaysia Healthcare as “top of mind” in healthcare travel. The global exposure she brings with her also lends itself to strengthening our global networking platform, enhancing Malaysia Healthcare’s presence and visibility in the international arena.
Sherene holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Durham (United Kingdom) and a Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) in Accounting & Finance from the University of Limerick (Republic of Ireland).