Tan Sri Dato' Azman was educated in Japan and Australia and has received extensive training in general hotel management in the United States of America.
Tan Sri Dato' Azman has held various senior appointments in major hotels. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director and shareholder of Central Holdings Berhad, the company which owns and manages the three Holiday Inn hotels in the Klang Valley, namely Holiday Inn On The Park Kuala Lumpur, Holiday Inn City Centre Kuala Lumpur and Holiday Inn Shah Alam over two decades. His excellent leadership brought the three Holiday Inn hotels to great heights. During his tenure, he received numerous awards and accolades, among them were Holiday Inn International Torchbearer's Award (The Holiday Inn Systems Worldwide Performance Award for the Top 50 hotels), Gold Award for Inter-Hotel Performance and Productivity, Tourism Gold Award for Hotel Performance and Service - 1st Class Category by the Malaysian Ministry of Tourism.
He was the President of the Malaysian Association of Hotels for over a decade and a member of the Malaysia Tourism Board for over 12 years. He was also the President and board member of ASEANTA (Asean Tourism Association) and Asean Hotel & Restaurant Association (AHRA) and contributed a lot in the promotion and expansion of tourism activities in the ASEAN region. He was the Past President of International Organisation of Employers (IOE) Geneva and Asean Confederation of Employers (ACE) and also a past Board member of Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA).
Tan Sri Dato' Azman is currently the President Emeritus of Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF), and Chairman of the Consultative Panel for the Hospitality Industry at the Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC), Confederation of Asia Pacific Employers (CAPE), Industrial Advisory Committee, Department of Polytechnic, Higher Education Department, as well as a Board Member of the Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) and Employees Provident Fund (EPF).
Currently, he also serves as member of the Task Force (Pemudah Malaysia), Substantive Member on National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC), as Council Member of the National Wages Consultative Committee (NWCC), Ministry of Human Resources and as Member of the Public Services Commission of Malaysia (Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam (SPA)) and as Treasurer of Rumah Bakti Dato' Harun Idris, Ulu Klang, Selangor (Orphanage).
In recognition of his immense contribution and excellent service, Tan Sri Dato' Azman received awards of Ahli Mahkota Selangor (AMS) Award by His Highness, The Sultan of Selangor, Datuk Paduka Tuanku Jaafar (DPTJ) Award by His Highness, The Yang Di Pertuan Negeri Sembilan and Darjah Kebesaran Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM) Award by His Majesty, The Yang Di Pertuan Agong XIV Tuanku Al-Haj Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah and Darjah Kebesaran-Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah (D.S.I.S) Award by His Highness, DYMM Sultan Selangor.