Raj Fernando is a well-established businessperson, and his most successful enterprises are Scouthead and Chopper Trading. He started his profession by serving the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as a volunteer when he was in college. His good work at the firm was appreciated, and he managed to rise and hold various high ranks. Mr. Fernando later moved to serve the Chicago Board of Trade where he worked since 1991 to 2001. He then opted to start his enterprise, Chopper Trading, and also became its chief executive officer in 2002. Raj managed his company appropriately and it currently employees more than 250 professionals. The firm also trades on LSE, ICE, ICAP-Broketek, Nasdaq, CME and Eurex Cantor Fitzgerald-espeed.
Raj Fernando was a major participant in the undertakings of the US Commodity Trading Futures Commission. The organization was dedicated to creating free, fair, competitive, and economically stable markets. He also contributed in the Commission’s talk on the unruly trading activities, and he was a featured panelist at the meeting. Another major summit that Fernando has participated in is the Rosenblatt Global Exchange Leader Conference, which is a unique platform in the sector. The talk was held in 2013, and he gave a speech to members who were from various parts of the world.
Chopper Trading was acquired by DRW Trading Group In 2015. Raj is currently focused on Scouthead, which is an internet company that he established in 2016. The firm has a primary aim of enhancing business, career development and profitability by using safe and sophisticated communication solutions. He is the chairperson and CEO of the company. Other organizations that Mr. Fernando is involved with are the American Security Project where he is a member of the board of directs, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the International Security Advisory Board, and Brookings Institution’s Foreign Policy Leadership Committee.
Raj Fernando is also a philanthropic individual, and he has been financing various activities in Chicago. He is a member of Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s board of trustees and also sits on the PAW Chicago’s board of directors. Fernando has also contributed to the success of the Wounded Warriors, Clinton Foundation, and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago. He holds a degree in economics and history, which he got from the Beloit College.