Hairul Anwar bin Mohamed Noor was born in Kampung Gajah, Perak in 1974. He obtained his Masters Degree in Business Management from University of Asia-E in 2014.
He started his career as a government officer in Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh. In 1997, he switched to the banking industry with Maybank and rose up to become the Head of Department of Auto Finance in 2006. He joined Yayasan Bina Upaya Darul Ridzuan (YBUDR) in 2010 as Chief of Corporate Services. Later on, he was designated as Chief Financial Officer in 2012. Hairul Anwar is now the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of YBUDR.