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SPX Team

Mr Sheraj Obeyesekere
Chief Executive Officer

Sheraj commenced the role of the Chief Executive Officer of SPX in June 2024. He holds over 12 years of experience in the corporate sector, having worked across multiple industries including roles at a global banking and financial services knowledge outsourcing firm, a big 4 professional services firm, an Australian Managed IT Services provider, the licensed Stock Market Operator in Sri Lanka and most recently the governing body for the sport of Cricket in Sri Lanka. His journey to leadership in capital markets commenced at the Licensed Stock Market Operator in Sri Lanka, the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) in 2016 where he progressed from the position of a Senior Executive to Head of Special Projects as part of the CSE CEO’s Office. During his tenure at CSE, he was involved in multiple areas at the exchange including promoting investments into Sri Lankan equities locally and internationally, the promotion of CSE’s listings platforms, branding, media relations, the digitalization of internal operations, advocacy & community engagement, fostering local and international partnerships, stakeholder relations and other futuristic special projects covering Market Data Monetization, Revenue Optimization, Governance of the Exchange & Demutualization, ESG investing and reporting, Government Relations, Employee Experience and Women Empowerment.

Ms Rasha Ali
Manager Legal and Company Secretary
Rasha holds a Bachelor 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 and expertises in the legal field of Commercial, Corporate Governance, and Human Right laws. Rasha joined the SPX in 2018 as a Legal Officer and correspondingly took over the role of a Company Secretary in 2019. She was then promoted to the Manager Legal position. Rasha is currently undergoing her Masters study (specializing in Law). Her role at SPX includes managing all legal, business, commercial, regulatory and secretarial matters of the SPX Group at operational, management and board level to ensure that the Group is in compliance with the statutory requirements. She has been a core member of the SPX Groups social development projects and manages the Group’s governance, risk and compliance (GRC) framework to meet the best international standards. Rasha has also undergone a certification for Corporate Secretary Master program and Internal Audit Master program with PCGI. In addition to her career goals, Rasha strongly believes in gender equality and human rights with protection to women and children. She is also been an acquainting member for the Soroptimist International for the South West Pacific for the past 6 years, a member of the Nasdaq Centre for Board Excellence and a member for Allianz for Future Generations.
Ms Shyama Verma
Team Leader Listing & Compliance and Acting Company Secretary
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 the Listing & Compliance Officer in September 2020 and later promoted as the Team Leader Listings and Compliance. 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 with the SPX issued regulations and guidelines and ensure proper functioning of the stock market. She is in constant liaison with relevant industry participants including Listed Entity, Stockbroker Representatives, the Industry Regulators and has been at the forefront of Corporate Governance initiatives being conducted by the Exchange. Her expertise span in the areas of corporate governance, compliance, risk, stock market operations, corporate finance, share acquisition, corporate restructure, financial modelling and valuations, financial instrument development, feasibility studies, training and development, internal and external audits, financial statement compilation and analysis and stakeholder engagement. Shyama is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Member of the Fiji Institute of Accountants and has undergone a certification for Corporate Secretary Master program with the Pacific Corporate Governance Institute. In addition to her career goals, she is a strong champion of gender equality and women’s progression in the corporate arena.

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.
 
Mr Berenado Kelekele
Senior 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.
Ms Christine Korovou   
Registry Officer

Christine's career with the SPX began in March 2023, when she started as a Registry Intern with the SPX subsidiary company Central Share Registry (CSRL). She started her career as a Registry Intern under the close supervision of the Team Leader Depositary. Christine holds a Bachelor's degree from the Fiji National University with a Double major in Accounting and Business Management. She became a full-time Registry Officer after the completion of her internship program and probationary period. She is responsible for monitoring unclaimed dividends, resolving shareholder and client company inquiries, conducting various share registry activities, enabling corporate actions for client businesses, and verifying share transactions.

Ms Jokapeci Mocevakaca  
Administration Officer

Jokapeci joined the SPX in March 2023. Consequent to a successful completion to her three months’ probation with the SPX, Jokapeci was confirmed into the Role as the Administration Officer. She works under close supervision of the Chief Executive Officer handling various day-to-day tasks with major focus on the daily operations, ensuring that all administrative tasks are completed efficiently, and providing support to other members of the team. Jokapeci holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree majoring in Business Management and Human Resources & Industrial Relations Management from the Fiji National University. She believes that equal rights serve an extremely important function not only in our own society but specifically when working towards achieving a goal in an organisation.