Rohit Chopra

Commissioner at Federal Trade Commission

Rohit Chopra

Rohit Chopra

Commissioner at Federal Trade Commission

Biography

Rohit Chopra was sworn in as a Federal Trade on May 2, 2018.

Commissioner Chopra has actively advocated to promote a fair and fully-functioning marketplace through vigorous agency enforcement that protects families and honest companies from those that break the law. He is widely recognized for his expertise on America’s trillion-dollar student loan market.



Rohit Chopra was sworn in as a Federal Trade Commissioner on May 2, 2018.

Commissioner Chopra has actively advocated to promote a fair and fully-functioning marketplace through vigorous agency enforcement that protects families and honest companies from those that break the law. He is widely recognized for his expertise on America’s trillion-dollar student loan market.

After the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Chopra joined the Department of the Treasury to launch the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). He then served as Assistant Director of the CFPB, overseeing the agency’s student loan agenda. The Secretary of the Treasury also appointed him to serve as the CFPB’s Student Loan Ombudsman, a new position established in the financial reform law.

In these roles, he led efforts to spur competition in the student loan financing market, develop new tools for students and student loan borrowers to make smarter decisions, and secure hundreds of millions of dollars in refunds for borrowers victimized by unlawful conduct by loan servicers, debt collectors, and for-profit college chains.

Chopra later served as Special Adviser to the Secretary of Education to advance the Department’s efforts to improve student loan servicing, reduce unnecessary defaults, and bolster enforcement. He was also a Senior Fellow at the Consumer Federation of America, where he focused on consumer protection issues facing young people and military families, and a Visiting Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute.

Commissioner Chopra is the recipient of multiple awards for his public service and contributions to the field of consumer finance. Prior to entering government, Chopra worked at McKinsey & Company, the global management consultancy, where he worked in the financial services, health care, and consumer technology sectors.

He holds a BA from Harvard University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He was also the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship.

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Chief Operating Officer & Managing Director at Federal Communications Commission

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Director & Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer at Federal Trade Commission

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Chief of Staff at Federal Trade Commission

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Director-Policy Planning at Federal Trade Commission

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Deputy Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at Federal Trade Commission

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Deputy Director of the Office of Congressional Relations at Federal Trade Commission

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Acting Executive Director at Federal Trade Commission

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Liaison at Chief Financial Officers Council

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Controller General at Federal Trade Commission

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Commissioner at Federal Trade Commission
Education
B.A.

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

M.B.A.

The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton was the world’s first collegiate business school and the first business school in the United States. It was established in 1881 through a donation of Joseph Wharton.

Career History
Commissioner
Current

Federal Trade Commission is a government organization whose main goals are to protect consumers and ensure a strong competitive market by enforcing a variety of consumer protection and antitrust laws. The organization provides services to prevent business practices that are anticompetitive, deceptive, and unfair to consumers. Federal Trade Commission was founded on September 26, 1914, and is based in Washington, D.C.

Assistant Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Prior - 2015

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is an independent agency of the U.S. government responsible for consumer protection in the financial sector. The agency’s jurisdiction includes banks, credit unions, security firms, payday lenders, mortgage-servicing operations, foreclosure relief services, debt collectors, and other financial companies operating in the United States. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans, whether they are applying for a mortgage, choosing among credit cards, or using any number of other consumer financial products. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Iowa City, I.A.

Professional
Prior

McKinsey & Co., Inc. provides management consulting services. It specializes in design, marketing and sales, analytics, operations, transformation and restructuring, risk, strategy and corporate finance, and sustainability and resource productivity. The company was founded by James O. McKinsey in 1926 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Los Angeles, CA, United States
2013 Milken Institute Global Conference

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Miami Beach, FL, United States
19th Annual ABS East Conference

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