Dr Azura graduated with a degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is also a Fellow of ACCA (UK), a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountant and a chartered member of the Institute of Chartered Islamic Finance Professionals (CIIF). She received her PhD in Islamic Finance from the International Centre of Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF).
Currently, Dr Azura is the Chief Executive Officer of the Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals (CIIF), a professional standard setting body for Islamic finance practitioners. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad since 2018 where she chairs the Board Audit Committee and an Independent Director of CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad. She served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad from 2015 until September 2020, where she chaired the Board Audit Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
She was a former Executive Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers Taxation Services, Malaysia with over 19 years of experience as a tax consultant and in engagements relating to Islamic Finance. Among her major assignments include formulating the tax incentives for Malaysia as the International Islamic Financial Centre (MIFC). She authoured a book in Macroeconomic Policy and Islamic Finance as well as various chapters and articles in Islamic finance.