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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.
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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.  
Shyama.jpg Ms Shyama Verma
Listing & Compliance Officer 

Shyama holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (majoring in Accounting and Economics) and a Post Graduate Diploma 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 Masters in Commerce (Economics) 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. 
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Ms Swastika Ram
Financial Accountant
Swastika joined the SPX in August 2016 as Accounts Officer- Receivables and Payables and was promoted to the position of Financial Accountant in January 2018. Her main role at SPX is to prepare and analyse key financial information to ensure that the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors make well-informed decisions to ensure stability, growth and profitability of the SPX Group. Her key responsibilities include financial administration, assets management, compilation of management accounts, cash flow management, budgeting and overseeing the accounts function. Swastika holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting and Bachelor of Commerce (BCOM) majoring in Accounting and Finance from Fiji National University (FNU). In addition to her career goals Swastika is a Chartered Accountant with Fiji Institute of Accountants and is working towards becoming a member of CPA Australia.
Beretita.jpg Ms Beretita Ofati
Accounts Officer

Beretita joined the SPX in January 2020 as an Accounts Officer. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree majoring in Accounting and Information Systems from The University of the South Pacific (USP). 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 insatiable learner, Beretita plans to pursue a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting. 
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). She is a Fellow Member of CPA Australia and is pursuing her Foundation level courses. Ashly is also pursuing her studies in Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Finance from The University of the South Pacific (USP). Her main role at SPX is performing day to day share trading related tasks and disseminating of trade reports to stakeholders. Ashly is also involved in reviewing and analysing financial statements for all listed entities and is also involved in other business development initiatives of the Exchange.
 
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.
Shalvina.jpg Ms Shalvina Deo
Trustee Officer

Shalvina joined SPX in November 2019 as a Registry Officer. She Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Marketing from the Fiji National University. She is a Fellow Member of CPA and currently pursuing her Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting from Fiji National University. Her main role at Central Share Registry Pte Limited (CSRL) is associated with handling various share registry tasks through use of ShareSoft, including processing of share transfers, distribution of entitlements for shareholders and handling of general shareholder queries.
 
Shivani.jpg Ms Shivani Chand
Clearance & Settlement Officer

Shivani joined the SPX in December 2019 as Clearance and Settlement Officer and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Fiji National University. Her main role at SPX involves carrying out clearance and settlement of all trades executed on SPX, liaising with brokers to ensure receipt of timely settlement payments and necessary documentation as well as conducting data entry for market and financial analysis. Shivani’s role also extends to coordinating with Markets Analyst and Compliance Officer for market operations and surveillance purposes.
 
Losalini.jpg Ms Losalini Rabuka
Administration Officer & Registry Intern

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. 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.