Tengku Dato’ Seri Hasmuddin obtained his Bachelor of Law (Honours) in 1986 from the University of Malaya, Malaysia. He is a practising advocate and solicitor, having admitted to the Malaysian Bar on 14 July 1987. Upon his admission, he commenced his legal practice in 1987 at Messrs Suhaimi Abdullah & Co., Malacca.
In 1989, Tengku Dato’ Seri Hasmuddin joined Messrs. Hisham Sobri & Kadir where he is presently the Principal Partner. His main areas of practice are corporate commercial law and Islamic banking and finance. Tengku Dato’ Seri Hasmuddin was among one of the legal counsels involved in framing the structural framework for Islamic banking documentation in the early stages of its development in Malaysia.
He has been a member of the Association of Chartered Islamic Finance Professionals Malaysia since 2009. He continues to play an active role in the development of this area of law through his involvement in the organisation of Kuala Lumpur Islamic Finance Forum, an annual forum that gathers prominent personalities, practitioners and industry players of Islamic Finance as well as by presenting papers at conferences and forums on the subject which are held both locally and internationally.
Tengku Dato’ Seri Hasmuddin is also involved in charitable organisations in the capacity of a trustee to the Tuanku Najihah Foundation, Yayasan Institut AI Quran Kuala Lumpur, Tabung Amanah Pesakit Malaysia, Institut Quran Tuanku Jaafar, Yayasan Kolej Islam Sultan Alam Shah and Yayasan Munarah.
Currently, he also sits on the boards of several public companies in Malaysia including Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad and Aliran Ihsan Resources Berhad, as well as several private limited companies in Malaysia. He is also an independent director of Rangkaian Hotel Seri Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Institute Jantung Negara Sdn. Bhd. Both IJN Holdings Sdn. Bhd., Rangkaian Hotel Seri Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. are Government Investment Companies.
Tengku Dato’ Seri Hasmuddin is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad. He is the Chairman of Nomination and Remuneration Committee, a member of Board Audit Committee, Veto Committee and Board Risk Management Committee. Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad is a subsidiary of DRB-HICOM Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Securities. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Aliran Ihsan Resources Berhad. Aliran Ihsan Resources Berhad is a subsidiary of MMC Corporation Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Securities.