Raj Fernando is a successful business mogul and is also the proprietor and chief executive officer of the Scoutahead and Chopper Trading. He is a graduate of the University of London and the Beloit College, where he acquired a bachelor’s degree in economics and history. Mr. Fernando kicked off his career by offering free services to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The company acknowledged his services, and therefore, he was offered a job and was eventual promoted to hold higher offices. He was then hired by the Chicago Board of Trade and he served it as from 1991 to 2001. Mr. Fernando later decided to open his own business and in 2002, he started Chopper Trading and became its CEO. His administration was competent, and therefore, the company has currently expanded to offer jobs to about 250 employees. Chopper Trading does business in the ICAP-Broketek, LSE, CME, ICE, Nasdaq, and the Eurex Cantor Fitzgerald-espeed.
Raj’s leading career achievements include being part the US Commodity Trading Futures Commission’s team that was committed to coming up with equal, transparent, aggressive, and financially unwavering markets. He was also one of the featured members in the summit that was held by the commission on the dangerous trading undertakings in the sector. Mr. Fernando also contributed in the 2013 Rosenblatt Global Exchange Leader Conference that was attended by international guests.
The DRW Trading Group bought the Chopper Trading in 2015 and Raj started Scoutahead in 2016. He chairs the board of the company. Mr. Fernando is also an executive at various institutions, and they include the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, American Security Project, the International Security Advisory Board and the Brookings Institution.
Raj Fernando is recognized for his generosity whereby he has been actively participating in community development undertakings in Chicago. He is on the board of organizations such as PAW Chicago and Chicago Symphony Orchestra Trustees. Raj has been a benefactor of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago, Clinton Foundation, and the Wounded Warrior.
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