Azahar graduated from University of Tulsa, Oklahoma USA in Petroleum engineering in 1994.

He has 15 years experience working for PETRONAS in drilling engineering and operations in various offshore operations including Jack Up Rig, Semisub and Tender Assisted Rig.

During this time he has worked in Malaysia, the Middle East and Central Asia with exposure in long reach wells, high formation pressure, severe losses and unstable formation. In 2010 he joined Naphta as a Drilling Consultant. Working initially as a Senior Drilling Engineer with GKPI and later transferred to Oryx Petroleum and Gazprom. Within his 26 years of experience, Azahar has worked in multicultural teams and acquired both technical and managerial skills that allow him to adapt and handle a wide range of projects both onshore and offshore. He currently resides in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. During off time, he regularly enters running events with his family. He has completed two full marathon and lots of short distance running events.