Datuk Mohd Hashim Hassan obtained a Bachelor degree in Agricultural Science (Honours) from the University of Malaya, a Masters degree in Food Science from the Michigan State University, United States and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Ohio University, United States.
He started his career as a Food Technology Officer in Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) from 1970. He served MARDI for 15 years until 1985 by holding various posts which were Principle Research Officer and Director of the Food Technology Division.
Later, he joined Kumpulan FIMA Berhad as a General Manager for 5 years and in 1990, Datuk Mohd Hashim was appointed as the Executive Director of Fima Metal Box before serving Kedah State Development Corporation in 1993 to 1996 as its Chief Executive Officer. At the same time, he was appointed the Managing Director of Kulim Technology Park Corporation from 1994 to 1996 and the Executive Chairman of Bina Darulaman Berhad till 1997.
Datuk Mohd Hashim joined Putrajaya Holdings Sdn. Bhd. as its Chief Executive Officer and Director in 1996 and was appointed Chairman of the company in 2003. He was also appointed as Chairman of Padiberas Nasional Berhad from 2004 to 2006 and Chairman of Juta Asia Properties Sdn. Bhd. from 2005 to 2009. He was a member of the Investment Committee and subsequently Director of Employees Provident Fund Board from 2005 to 2008 and Amanah Raya Berhad from 2005 to 2011.
With the vast experience he has both in private companies as well as government linked corporations, he was appointed as a Chairman of Amanah Raya Development Sdn Bhd and Amanah Raya Hartanah Sdn Bhd. since 2005 till present. He has been an asset to the industry as he is now the Chairman of EXIM Bank since 2008.