Raj Fernando Moves from a Volunteer to the CEO
Raj Fernando is an expert in technological innovations and international financial markets. He is the CEO and founder of Scoutahead and principal executive at the Brookings Institute on Foreign Policy Leadership. Raj’s career began at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as a volunteer. Today he is prominent for starting as a volunteer to the CEO in a well-established organization. His intelligence and expertise in cyber security helped him to establish Chopper Trading in 2002 when he was an active member of the Chicago Board of Trade.
Life as the CEO of Chopper Trading
In 2004, Mr. Fernando vowed to make Chopper Trading an ultimate powerhouse. As the chief executive officer of the Chopper Trading, he designed, executed, and controlled communications, risk management, source code security programming, monitoring, and trading in the financial industry. After operating for almost a decade, Chopper Trading was sold to DRW in 2005. The company was built by the brightest traders and engineers on the planet making it a key market player.
Although the trading floor was intense and bustling at the time of opening a market and after it closes, Chopper Trading employees would relieve stress by gaming in the Chopper Trading’s break room. According to Mr. Fernando, gaming helps employees to interact and work efficiently. Raj was endeavoured to maintain a pleasant working atmosphere as it increased productivity and performance significantly.
After selling Chopper Trading to DWR in 2005, Mr. Fernando launched the internet start-up company, Scountahead. The company provided the most trusted and reliable communication system to help individuals and corporations to increase professional and corporate productivity and growth. Scoutahead uses personal scores to provide insights based on self-evaluation and peer reviews. Use of personal scores provides a better understanding of what others think about their strengths.
With over 25 years of experience in philanthropic activities, Mr. Fernando is recognized for his exceptional advisory role and contribution towards various organizations, boards, and companies that he served. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors at PAWS Chicago and Board of Trustees at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
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