Dato’ Dr. Mohd. Padzil bin Hashim received his Bachelor of Economics (Hons) in Analytical Economics from the University of Malaya (UM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) majoring in finance from the National University of Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia. He was conferred the Ph.D. in finance by Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia.
He has served in several prominent posts while in the civil service. The ministries served were Prime Minister Office, Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Energy, Water and Communication, and Ministry of Housing. He has also served as a trade officer and a senior staff member in Malaysian embassies abroad.
He has travelled widely and attended numerous pertinent national and international seminars, conferences, senior management courses, board of directors training programs, meetings, and negotiations programs as well as advanced leadership and management programs at INSEAD. His experience as a board member and advisor are substantial, including being a board member of business and non-business entities of domestic and international organisations.