Azman Ismail graduated from the University of London in the field of Mathematics and Operational Research and has been in the Islamic finance industry since 1985. He has provided consultancy and Shari’ah advisory services in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Brunei, Iran and the Philippines and presented papers in Kuala Lumpur, Manama, New York, Tokyo, Brunei, Singapore, Cairo, London, Milan, Taipei, Taroudant and Abu Dhabi. He is an external lecturer for the Master in Islamic Banking and Finance (MIBF) program at the Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (IIiBF), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He is also a Course Consultant and Member, Board of Studies at the Institute.
He has written six books mostly dealing with Shari’ah perspectives on commerce and finance. One of his books, ‘Islamic Legal Maxims’ has become a standard text book at University level.
He has been commissioned by the IBFIM and the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) and BIMB Securities. He has also been consulted by the International Shari’ah Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) and ISRA Consultancy Sdn. Bhd and was a major contributor in ISRA’s Thematic Workshops dealing with specific shari’ah issues. He was a Director for Malaysia for the Life Underwriter Training Council (LUTC), Berthesda, Maryland, USA. He was also a Member of the Information Panel, AmanahRaya, and the Public Trustee of Malaysia. In addition he is a Shari’ah Adviser to nine Islamic financial operations in Malaysia, Labuan, Singapore and Africa.
He has also lectured at the Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII), IBFIM, PNB Investment Institute, Malaysian Islamic Training Institute (ILIM), National Tax Academy, Malaysia Judicial and Legal Training Institute (ILKAP), Association of Shari’ah Advisors (ASAS) and many other public and private institutions.