Mr Amos Azi is a graduate of law from the University of Maiduguri and holds a Master of Law (Commercial Law) degree from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria. He was called to the Nigerian Bar and licensed to practice as a Solicitor and Advocate of Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1986.
He commenced his legal career in full time and active Private Legal Practice and in 1999, was appointed a member of the Plateau State Executive Council as the Commissioner in charge of the Ministries of Environment & Solid Minerals and later Information.He joined the services of the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2004 where he was at various times the Head/Secretary of the Commission’s (highest market disciplinary organ) Administrative proceedings committee, Head, Legal & Documentation of Registration Department, Head, Legal & Enforcement of the Kano Zonal Office, Head, of Enforcement at the Head Office.
Mr Amos Azi represented SEC at the International Organization for Securities Commissions’ (IOSCO) standing technical Committees on Enforcement & Information sharing as well as Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MMOU) and at the Financial Services Regulatory Coordinating Committee’s (FRSCC) Legal & Enforcement standing Committee.
He has attended both local and international Capital Market training programs in various cities in the world.
He was a resource person at the Legal & Enforcement Faculty of the Nigerian Capital Market Institute (NCMI), Abuja and the West African Institute for Financial & Economic Management (WAIFEM), Lagos.
He was a Member, Board of Trustees of the Financial Market Dealers Quotations, Over the Counter Securities Exchange (FMDQ OTC).
He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), an associate member of the Institute of Capital Market Registrars (ICMR), Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria (CIPN), Chartered Institute of Mediators & Conciliators (ICMC), as well as a full member of the Institute of Fraud Examiners (IFE).
He was a Board member of the Corporate Affairs Commission representing the Securities & Exchange Commission from 2018 until his appointment as the Chairman of the Investments & Securities Tribunal