The 39-year-old said he was thankful to the state government for entrusting him with the duty to care for and contribute to Hindu communities in the state.
“It is a great honour for me. As a professional, I will use my capacity as a professional member of the board for the good of the community as a whole,” he said when contacted.
Anilarasu joined Aspen Group as its operations director in June 2015 and climbed the ranks to become the chief operating officer since Nov 2016.
He held the position until the end of January last year and was appointed as group managing director of the company.
Anilarasu, who originates from Sungai Petani, Kedah, received an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in Johor.
Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, who announced the appointment in a press conference recently, said the other 13 PHEB commissioners were reappointed for another term from Jan 1 until Dec 31.
They are Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy, Jelutong MP R.S.N. Rayer, Batu Uban assemblyman A. Kumaresan, Bagan Dalam assemblyman M. Satees, lawyers Datuk A. Tanasekharan and Datuk Murelidaran M. Natvaratnam, Eco World Development Group Berhad chief operating officer Datuk Sundarajoo Somu, Kamdar Sdn Bhd general manager (operations and human resources) Datuk Jugal Kishor Shivlal, Penang Island City councillor Kaliyappan P. Renganathan as well as Great Eastern Takaful Malaysia agency managers K. Krishnasamy, R. Surentharan and Santha K.Muthu.
Chow said the appointees were from all walks of life with diverse qualities and background.
The commissioners formally received their appointment letters from Chow at his office in Komtar.