He was appointed as the Chairman of the Shariah Committee on 1 May 2014 and a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 25 April 2019 at Maybank Islamic.
Dr Aznan received his first degree in Shariah from the University of al-Azhar and a Master’s degree in Shariah from Cairo University with distinction (Mumtaz). He then obtained his PhD from the University of Wales, Lampeter, United Kingdom.
Currently, he is the President of the Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance (ASAS), the Deputy Chairman of the Shariah Advisory Council of Securities Commission, a Board member of Higher Shari’ah Authority of UAE Central Bank, and a committee member of Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI). He had served as member of the Shariah Advisory Council of Bank Negara Malaysia (2006-2008 and 2010-2013).
He serves as a member of the Shariah Advisory Board/Shariah Committee for Amanahraya Berhad, Employee Provident Fund, and Sedania As-Salam Capital Sdn Bhd. He also serves as a Shariah consultant/adviser to Maybank Investment Bank, Hong Leong Islamic Bhd, Public Investment Bank Bhd, Malacca Securities Bhd, Jupiter Securities Bhd, Inter-Pacific Bhd and Amanah Hartanah Bumiputra. He is a registered Shariah Advisor for the Islamic Unit Trust Schemes and Islamic securities (Sukuk), Securities Commission of Malaysia. Additionally, Dr Aznan serves as the Chairman of the Shariah Committee at Etiqa Takaful Berhad, Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad.
Dr Aznan also serves as a member of the Shariah Advisory Boards of ABSA Islamic Bank (South Africa), FNB Bank (South Africa), Yasaar Limited (London), HSBC Amanah (Dubai), and Standard Chartered (Global).