RaJ Fernando studied at Beloit College and earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and history. He has had a successful career with the Chicago Board of Trade from 1991 to 2001. In 2002, he decided to start his own trading company called Chopper Trading. His company had grown to over 250 employees, and his company was traded at most major exchanges in the United States and Europe. His company was recognized in the headlines for the high quality workplace as well as the fierce competitiveness of his company. In 2015, Raj sold his company Chopper Trading to DRW Trading for an impressive amount. In 2016, Raj started a new internet-based company called Scoutahead. His new company is designed to increase communication technology in professional environments.
Raj has also had important positions with the US Government involving finance and foreign policy. He is a board member of the American Security Project, which is a research organization involving national security issues. He also was involved in an important round table discussion with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He is also actively involved with the Foreign Policy Leadership Committee at the Brookings Institution and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
He has also supported important charitable organizations such as PAWS Chicago(a no kill animal shelter), the Clinton Foundation, Wounded Warriors, and the Big Brothers Big Sisters club. Raj hosted a successful fundraiser in 2015 which raised over $450,000 for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
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