Lasanka Perera Now Independent Reserve’s Singapore CEO and Group COOby Fintech News Singapore February 2, 2023
Independent Reserve, a cryptocurrency exchange licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), has appointed Lasanka Perera as CEO for Singapore.
As the CEO, Perera will be focused on developing Independent Reserve’s growth strategy in Asia while retaining his role as Group Chief Operating Officer.
As Co-founder and COO at Independent Reserve since 2013, he leads the daily business operations in Australia and New Zealand. He also oversees the execution of company-wide strategies to drive Independent Reserve’s business goals.
Perera brings with him nearly two decades of experience in the markets and trading space, including establishing several regulated consumer-facing financial services businesses.
Perera will take over the reins from Raks Sondhi, Managing Director of Independent Reserve Singapore, who will be leaving the firm in February 2023 to pursue other opportunities.
Lasanka Perera, CEO of Independent Reserve Singapore said,
“I look forward to leading our Singapore and Asia business toward the next phase of growth, and meanwhile, we will continue to deliver the highest standards to our clients.
On behalf of Independent Reserve, we would like to thank Raks for his dynamic leadership, his tireless hard work and significant contributions to licensing and running our Singapore operations in the last few years. We wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavours,”
Raks Sondhi, Managing Director of Independent Reserve Singapore said,
“It has been extremely rewarding to have worked with a talented team and to grow Independent Reserve’s Singapore operations.
Over the last three years, we have worked closely with local policymakers and industry players to shape a safer ecosystem for investors. I look forward to what’s to come for Singapore’s crypto industry as I seek out my next adventure.”