Arasaratnam Sekarajasekaran

GOPIO International Renown Entrepreneur Excellence Award 2010 – ENGINEERING

What’s remarkable about Arasaratnam Sekarajasekaran is, he has become a public health engineer who is world renown for his experience on in environmental engineering.One way to describe him is enthusiastic affable, and in a way anyone who meets him, makes them wish they could muster up half the energy Sekarajasekaran has.

Sekarajasekaran, married to Dr. Sunita Vethavanam and has two children, Dr Devanitha and Sharmilla. Dr. Devanitha is a consultant Pediatrician in England; the other Sharmila is a lawyer and a well-known social worker in Malaysia.

Sekarajasekaran’ s experience started with this first career in public service in 1951, in the Public works Department. After more than two and half decade, in 1977, his vast experience as he had already acquired such specialized skills in all area within his field of activity especially in the design supervision of numerous water supply systems throughout Malaysia. His commitment made him to be transferred to the Ministry of health where he remained till 1983.

Sekarajasekaran’s heightened the achievements by planning and implementing the National Drinking Water Quality Surveillance Program as well as the master plan for Sewerage and Drainage for fourteen major cities and towns throughout the country.

Sekarajasekaran, as Director of the Ministry’s Engineering Services, directed the planning and implementation of hospital engineering Services and Radiation Protection Services, the latter encompassing licensing and monitoring of radiation protection programs in government and private hospitals, and medical clinics on Malaysia.

After all his years of unconditional effort and hard work, and appreciating his tasks as part of corporate social responsibility in April 2008, he was made an Honorary member of the American Academy of environmental engineers and awarded BCEE in recognition for his contribution to environmental engineering in Malaysia.

His other commitments include serving as consultant to the world health organization, Asian development bank, the world bank, and the republic of China.