Former Chairman and Chief Executive, Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
Tan Sri Jawhar began his career in the Government. He was Executive Secretary, Border Security Committee, Malaysia/Thailand; Principal Assistant Secretary, National Security Council; Director, Analysis, Research Division, Prime Minister’s Department; Under-Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs; and Director General, Department of National Unity.
He also served as Counselor in Malaysia’s missions in Jakarta and Bangkok.
He retired early from government service and joined ISIS Malaysia as Deputy Director-General in May 1990. He eventually assumed the position of Chairman and Chief Executive and retired as Chairman of ISIS Malaysia on 8 January 2015.
Tan Sri Jawhar was also Chairman, The New Straits Times Press.
He is Board Member, Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS); Distinguished Fellow, Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR); Distinguished Fellow, Malaysian Institute of Defence and Security (MiDAS); and Fellow, Institute of Public Security of Malaysia (IPSOM), Ministry of Home Affairs. He was also Senior Advisor, Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya.
Tan Sri Jawhar was Malaysia’s Expert and Eminent Person (EEP) for the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF).
He is a Member of the Asia Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament.
Tan Sri Jawhar was Chair, ASEAN ISIS; Co-Chair, Network of East Asia Think-tanks (NEAT) 2005-2006; Chairman, Malaysian National Committee, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) 2006-2010; and Co-Chair, Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) 2007-2009.
Last Update: 22/06/2022