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UniSA Ventures is pleased to announce that following an international search, Dr Viraj Perera has been appointed as our new CEO. Dr Perera will commence on 15 July 2019.

Dr Perera has extensive expertise in innovation, SME development, technology transfer and commercialisation and Intellectual Property Rights in several countries. He most recently held a position in the Malaysian Government, leading a public-private Technology Commercialisation Platform (PlaTCOM Ventures) which has a focus on university-industry technology transfer, new product development and commercialisation within the SME sector.

This role led to Dr Perera being recognised by the International Business Review Magazine as one of the Top 60 Influencers in Malaysia in driving and influencing the Malaysian economy.

Prior to this, Dr Perera held senior technology transfer and business development roles at Oxford University and the University of Warwick in the UK, and here in Australia.