Hishamuddin Md. Som obtained his BSc in Business Administration and M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco, USA, and his PhD in Human Resource Management from the University of Stirling, UK. Prior to joining academia in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 1989, he had extensive experience in various capacities in the manufacturing sector and as a banker for Standard Chartered Bank, Empire of America (San Francisco, USA), and Central Bank Malaysia.
He is an editorial board member of several journals and has held administrative posts as the Assistant Dean (Postgraduate Studies), Head of Department, Senate member, and Committee member at the University & Faculty level of various universities.
He is actively involved in numerous research and consultation activities at home and abroad. Additionally, he has written several books and published in refereed international and national journals as well as proceedings. Due to his intense desire to pursue personal transformation, performance excellence, and leadership development, as an Accredited Trainer (ATP, UK) and a Certified HRDF/PSMB trainer, he conducts and facilitates courses and training programs for various organisations and institutions in Malaysia.
Apart from being a Certifed Human Resource Practitioner (CHRP), a certified practitioner/coach in Neo NLP/NLP (Neuro–linguisitic programming), and a Reiki Master (Sufi Hikmah and Kundalini), he also possesses certifications related to profiling and human potential, which reflect his strong passion for personal development, specifically in areas related to ‘ESQ’ (Emotional Spiritual Quotient), ‘mindpower’, ‘bioenergy’ and ‘aura’.
He is currently the Chairman of Mighty Capital Group and is a professor at Putra Business School, Malaysia.