YBhg. Dato‘ Azmi bin Mohd Ali
Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato’ Azmi bin Mohd Ali has been appointed as the Director of Perbadanan Nasional Berhad since 2nd August 2011. He is a member of Directors Investment Committee of PNS.
A notable and highly regarded corporate and commercial lawyer with 27 years of experience, he is the Senior Partner of Messrs Azmi & Associates, a leading corporate and commercial law firm in Malaysia with close to 62 lawyers since year 2000. Prior to this, he was a Partner in Messrs Hisham, Sobri and Kadir from 1995 to 2000. He is also the Director of TerraLex, one of the world’s leading international legal networks.
He 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 practice law in a boutique law firm of T. Tharu & Associates from 1990 to 1995.
His vast skills and experience in the areas of corporate law are well documented and acknowledged various international publication such as the Asia Law Profiles and in every edition of Legal 500 for the past several years. He received consistent recognition as the leading corporate lawyer in Malaysia.
He is the holder of LLB (Hons) Bachelor of Laws, from University of Malaya, Malaysia and LLM (Master of Laws) in US & Global Business Law from University of Suffolk (Suffolk University), Boston. He is also the Adjunct Professor of Law at the International Islamic University of Malaysia’s Law Faculty.
Dato’ Azmi is a fellow of the Centre of International Legal Studies (based in Salzburg) and was also appointed by Bank Negara Malaysia to sit as a member of the legislative review committee to facilitate the further advancement of Islamic Banking in Malaysia. Besides that, he is also a counsel member of Gerson Lehrman Group.
Dato’ Azmi also sits on the board of Cliq Energy Berhad, SP Setia Berhad dan Pernec Integrated Network Systems Sdn Bhd, UTM Endowment Board of Trustees, Director of South East Asia Leadership Academy which is based in Atlanta, Georgia USA, Member of Board of Financial Reporting Foundation (FRF) and Director of Check 6 Bakti Sdn Bhd.