Raj Fernando is an entrepreneur and successful businessman. He founded led Chopper Trading, and moved on to establish and lead Scoutahead. Raj Fernando is an intelligent expert in international financial markets and has years of experience in technological innovation within the industry. He is also active in foreign policy organizations.
Raj Fernando received his bachelor’s degree from Beloit College in Economics and History. He also studied at the University College London. Fernando started his career while he was still in college. He volunteered at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
While working there, he managed to work his way up through different positions in the company from 1991 to 2001. He started Chopper Trading in 2002, after retaining much experience and love for business.
Chopper Trading became successful and grew astronomically. The company had over 250 employees and did its trading on NASDAQ, LSE, Eurex, CME, ICE, and ICAP-Broketek.
While being the CEO of Chopper Trading, Fernando also contributed his time and experience to the US Commodity Trading Futures Commission (CFTC). He helped support their mission of nurturing transparent and competitive markets. Fernando even spoke as a panelist on a disruptive trading practices discussion in 2010. Fernando spoke to an international audience of shareholders at the Global Exchange Leader Conference in 2013.
Chopper Trading was sold to another Chicago-based trading company, DRW, in 2015. Fernando started another company in 2016. This company, Scoutahead, is an internet startup that was designed to improve growth and productivity through secure communication systems in both corporate and professional settings. Fernando stands as both the CEO and Chairman at Scoutahead.
In addition to his business endeavors, Raj Fernando also supports multiple philanthropic ventures in the Chicago area and also nationwide. In addition, he has supported and helped to fund Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chicago, Wounded Warriors, and the Clinton Foundation.
To add to his varying activities, Raj Fernando is a member on the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and serves on the Foreign Policy Leadership Committee at the Brookings Institution. He sits on the board of directors for the American Security Project and was appointed to the International Security Advisory Board which advised Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2011.
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