Lasanka Perera

Chief Executive Officer, Singapore

Independent Reserve


Lasanka is the chief operating officer at Independent Reserve. He oversees the operations and growth at Independent Reserve (established in 2013), Australia’s number 1 crypto exchange and the first crypto exchange in Singapore to receive a licence from the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Before joining Independent Reserve, Lasanka’s experience spanned across markets and trading, including establishing several regulated consumer-facing financial services businesses. During his career in TradFi, Lasanka noticed the inefficiencies of foreign currency transfers and saw a huge potential in Bitcoin and the benefits the technology brings to improve people’s lives, leading him to pivot his career into the crypto space. As an early crypto adopter and avid crypto advocate, Lasanka is a regular participant at trade conferences and industry events, connecting like-minded advocates and businesses to foster the industry's growth. Lasanka resides in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and two daughters but has fallen in love with Singapore. Watch this space.

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Independent Reserve Co-Founder Sees the Potential of Digital Assets as an Asset Class for Wealth Management Sector Independent Reserve, the first licensed cryptocurrency exchange for all investors in Singapore, recently appointed Lasanka Perera as Chief Executive Officer for its Singapore entity. Hubbis met with him to learn more about his views on the current digital assets landscape and his vision for Independ....

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