Ustaz Dr Mohd Yusri is the founder and director of YusriYusoff Consulting, which focuses on Islamic content and family development consultation services. He earned a PhD in Usuluddin and Comparative Religion at the International Islamic University of Malaysia. His dissertation investigated the concept of wasatiyyah, particularly in the works of Egyptian Ulama Mahmud Shaltut (former Shaykh Al-Azhar 1958 -1963). He completed his first degree in Usuluddin, majoring in Hadith at Al-Azhar University, Egypt. He was Active in providing counselling services from 2001 to 2010 during his tenure at Al-Falah Mosque, especially in dealing with marriage cases, divorce, parenting and other personal issues. While serving there, he furthered his study at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur and graduated with a Master of Usuluddin (Hadith). He also obtained in the same year a Diploma in Counseling Psychology from the Academy of Certified Counselors, Singapore.
After 10 years of duty at the mosque, he later served as an officer at Mufti's Office, Muis, before assuming his role as Executive Director in 2013 and then as Chief Executive Officer of Pergas from 2017 until July 2021 including tenure as CEO of Pergas owned company, Pergas Investment Holding from 2018 to 2020.
In terms of community work, he was also appointed as Naib Kadi at the Registrar of Marriage (ROMM), the arbitrator (hakam) in the Syariah Court of Singapore, and a board member of the Yayasan Mendaki and was a member of the Board of Trustees (Scholarship) at LBKM. He was also active as a columnist in the counselling section for al-Ustaz – a Malaysian-based magazine, from 2013 until 2018. He currently serves as an associate member of the Fatwa Committee and a member of the Appeal Board for Muis. He is also on the board of governors of Madrasah Aljunied Al-Islamiah, and a panel member of the Pergas Postgraduate Scholarship committee. In addition, he is still active voluntarily as a member and Counsellor for the Religious Rehabilitation Group (RRG) for internal security detainees such as the Jemaah Islamiah (JI) and Islamic State (IS) from 2002 until now.
Aside from his religious and community works, Ustaz Yusri has a particular interest in supporting people who are struggling with family and relationship issues. He provides religious counselling to individual adults, adolescents, couples and families on various issues ranging from marital problems, mental health issues, stress, identity issues, relationship problems and family issues. He adopts an integrated religious, person-centred and family system therapeutic approach to his counselling, using concepts from cognitive behavioural, solution-focused and the lesson from the Quranic and Sirah where appropriate.