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SPX Team

Mr Pretesh Prasad
Acting Chief Executive Officer
Pretesh is currently the Acting Chief Executive Officer for the SPX. He first joined the Exchange in April 2008 as the Market Analyst and was promoted to the role of Manager Operations in October 2013 extending his job requirements which included execution of various development projects for the Exchange and Central Share Registry Pte Ltd (CSRL), a wholly owned subsidiary of SPX. In January 2018, Pretesh was handed the title of Business Development Manager with focus on further improving the operational systems, processes and policies in support of SPX’s mission. This role continued until his appointment as the Acting CEO in July 2020. As the Acting CEO, Pretesh is charged with the responsibility of implementing various strategic goals and policies outlined by the Board for the development of the Exchange as well as provide a general oversight of all SPX activities, manage the day-to-day business operations to ensure a smooth functioning of the Exchange as well as its full owned subsidiary company, CSRL. Pretesh holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (majoring in Advanced Analytical Skills) from The University of the South Pacific (USP) and also has a Post Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (majoring in Financial Administration) and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree (majoring in Accounting & Financial Management and Economics) from USP.

Ms Rasha Ali
Manager Legal & Company Secretary
Rasha holds a Bachelor’s of Law Degree (LLB) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP) from The University of Fiji. She had been admitted to the High Court of Fiji in 2015 to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor. Rasha joined the SPX in April 2018 as a Compliance Officer and her role extended to Legal Officer in August 2019. She correspondingly took over the role of a Company Secretary in October 2019 and is currently undergoing her Masters study (specializing in Law). Rasha was then promoted to the Manager Legal position in September 2020. Her role at SPX includes developing, improving and managing the legal and regulatory framework of the SPX Group where she updates and develops new policies to make operations competent and efficient. She further ensures compliance with statutory requirements, conducts audit and identifies and manages potential risks for the Group together with Company Secretary duties where she directly reports to the SPX Board. Rasha has also undergone a certification for Corporate Secretary Master program.  In addition to her career goals, Rasha strongly believes in gender equality and human rights with protection to women and children. She is also an acquainting member for Soroptimist International for the South West Pacific for the past 6 years and a member for Allianz for Future Generations.  
Ms Shyama Verma
Listings & Compliance Officer
Shyama holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (majoring in Accounting and Economics), Post Graduate Diploma and Masters in Commerce (majoring in Economics) from The University of the South Pacific (USP). Shyama joined the SPX in 2018 as the Financial and Market Analyst (Intern) and assumed the Compliance Officer role in August 2019. Shyama's role was further broadened and was handed the title of Listing & Compliance Officer in September 2020. She is currently pursuing her Directed Research Project majoring in Economics towards the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from USP. Her role at the SPX is to ensure compliance of the SPX Listing and Business Rules and ensure proper functioning of the stock market. She is in constant liaison with relevant industry participants including listed entity and broker representatives and the industry regulators. Shyama is also a Provisional member with the Fiji Institute of Accountants and has been at the forefront of Corporate Governance trainings being conducted by the Exchange. In addition to her career goals she is a strong champion of gender equality and women’s progression in the corporate arena.

Ms Rima Prasad
Accounts Officer
Rima joined the SPX as an Accounts Officer in 2022. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (majoring in Accounting and Information Systems) from The University of the South Pacific. Her main role at SPX encompasses the facilitation of receipts and payments, conducting bank reconciliations, preparation of management accounts and lodgement of VAT returns. She also assists the Financial Accountant with the Annual Financial Audit. As an inquisitive individual, Rima is working towards becoming a member of CPA Australia.

Ashly.jpg Ms Ashly Prasad
Market & Financial Analyst

Ashly joined the Exchange in September 2016 as Accounts Officer - Reporting and was then promoted to the role of a Market & Financial Analyst in January 2018. She holds a Diploma in Business Accounting and Certificate in Business Banking from Fiji National University (FNU). Ashly is also pursuing her studies in Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Finance from the Fiji National University (FNU). Her main role at SPX is performing day to day share trading related tasks and dissemination of trade reports to various stakeholders. Ashly is also involved in reviewing and analysing of audited financial statements for all listed entities and is also charged with the responsibility of carrying out
various investor awareness initiatives. She is also involved in formulation and publication of various newsletters and the yearly annual report of the SPX Group while also being involved in executing other business development initiatives of the SPX Group and its subsidiary.
Ms Joana Rarasea
Team Leader Depository 

Joana joined the SPX as an Administration Officer in January 2014 and her role extended to the Registry Officer in July 2016. Joana was promoted to the Team Leader Depository role in September 2020. She plays a critical role in the operations of SPX's wholly owned subsidiary, Central Share Registry Pte Limited (CSRL) and handles various share registry tasks including driving growth by increasing number of CSRL clients and managing day to day operations of CSRL. Her day to day task includes maintaining the share register for listed and unlisted companies, processing of share transfers, taking up the lead role in client distributions, managing unclaimed dividends, handling shareholder and client queries together with facilitating corporate actions for client companies. Joana holds a Diploma in Business Studies from Fiji National University (FNU) majoring in Office Administration and is currently pursuing further education from FNU towards Bachelor of Commerce Program majoring in Finance & Management.
Losalini.jpg Ms Losalini Rabuka
Registry & Administration Officer

Losalini joined SPX as Administration Officer in September 2019. She provides administrative support to Management and her role includes; ensuring efficient running of office functions through front office operations, secretarial duties to CEO, co-ordinating office logistics and support services to staff for event logistical arrangements. Losalini's role was further broadened and was handed the title of Registry & Administration Officer in June 2020. She is a continuing student at The University of the South Pacific enrolled in Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Land Management. Losalini is also the Occupational Health & Safety Officer for SPX.
Ben.jpg Mr Berenado Kelekele
Registry Officer

Berenado joined the SPX in June 2022 as part of the Internship Programme. Consequent to completion a successful three months Internship with the SPX’s wholly owned subsidiary, Central Share Registry Pte Limited (CSRL), Berenado was offered the role of a Registry Officer with CSRL. He works under close supervision of the Team Leader Depository handling various day-to-day share registry tasks with major focus on handling client queries, processing of share transfers, processing company dividend payouts, assisting with client distributions and managing of unclaimed dividends. Berenado holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree majoring in Accounting and Finance from the Fiji National University.