Dato' Azmi holds a law degree from the University of Malaya and a Master of Laws (LLM) in the United States of America & Global Business Law from the University of Suffolk, United States of America (USA).
Dato' Azmi, a corporate and commercial lawyer with over 30 years of experience, is the Senior Partner of Azmi & Associates, a leading corporate and commercial law firm in Malaysia, since 2000. The firm now has close to 70 lawyers. Prior to this, he was a Partner in Hisham, Sobri & Kadir from 1995 to 2000. Dato' Azmi started his career in Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) in 1984 and left PETRONAS' employment as Head of Gas/New Ventures, Upstream Legal Department in 1990 to work in the law firm of T. Tharu & Associates from 1990 to 1995.
Dato' Azmi is currently the Chairman of Cliq Energy Berhad and also sits on the Boards of Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad and Perbadanan Nasional Berhad. He is a director of the South East Asia Leadership Academy, based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA and a member of the Board of Trustees of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Endowment Fund and the Board of the Financial Reporting Foundation. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Law School. Prior to this, Dato' Azmi has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the International Islamic University of Malaysia's Law Faculty for two years.