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Sharmila Ganapathy

Editor and Communications Specialist, Asia

Sharmila Ganapathy is Editor and Communications Specialist, Asia at IEEFA. Her role involves providing editorial support, as well as communications and media relations expertise to support IEEFA’s analysts and partners in disseminating expert research to media and other stakeholders. She also is part of a communications team that is at the forefront of growing the organisation’s brand and communications reach in the region.

As a media professional with more than 20 years’ experience in financial and technology journalism, Sharmila is an agile and skilled communicator and writer who is comfortable interacting with stakeholders of all levels and creating narratives to spur positive change.

Sharmila is also the co-lead of communications and marketing at Lean In Malaysia, the Malaysian chapter of global non-profit Lean In. At LIM, she drives the communications, content and social media narratives with the rest of her team.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Marketing with Multimedia from Multimedia University and a Masters in Education (TESL) from Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Sharmila is also a NFT poet and artist, and a cat mommy.


Languages: English (very fluent), Malay (fluent), Tamil (basic)

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