Hashim S. Djojohadikusumo is the second son of the noted economics expert Sumitro Djojohadikusumo and his wife, the late Dora Sigar. He was born in Jakarta on 5 June 1954. Hashim went to elementary and high schools in Europe, and was awarded his Bachelor’s Degree in Politics and Economics from Pomona College in Claremont, California.
Active in Indonesian politics, Djojohadikusumo is vice chairman of the Supreme Leadership Council and a founding member of the Gerindra Party.
His personal interests focus on the preservation and promotion of traditional Indonesian culture and history, education, the environment and wildlife protection. He is also actively preserving precious Indonesian traditions and cultural artifacts.
As a noted businessman and philanthropist, Hashim has devoted the past twenty years to a variety of pressing social issues in Indonesia. His notable achievements include: the backing of programs to save the orangutan and honey bears of Kalimantan (Borneo), and the welfare of the wild elephant population of Sumatra. He is a board member of the Institute for the Preservation of the Indonesian Heritage (“Badan Pelestarian Pusaka Indonesia”) and the Indonesian Shadow Puppeteers Association (“PEPADI”). He becomes the Chairman for Indonesian Chess Association (Percasi) in 2010. Hashim’s other interests include equestrian sports, and he is a founding member of the polo association in Indonesia.