Daniel Rappaport is former Chairman/CEO of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX). Dan led NYMEX’s acquisition of COMEX, the world’s largest precious metals exchange, supervised the construction of NYMEX’s new 500,000 square foot corporate headquarters in New York City and led NYMEX’s conversion from a not-for-profit corporation to a for profit entity which ultimately led to NYMEX’s successful IPO.
Dan served as Chairman of the Board of the NYMEX Charitable Foundation, which donated millions of dollars to local charities. In recognition of his service to the community, Dan was honored as Man of The Year by the children’s charity, Futures And Options For Kids, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the 100 Year Association of New York as well as the Ellis Island Medal Of Honor.
Dan served as an independent director on the board of GreenX where he served as Chairman of the Regulatory Oversight Committee, he was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Energy to serve as a member of the National Petroleum Council, he served as a member of the CFTC Global Markets Advisory Committee, he served as a board member of the Futures Industry Institute, a trustee on the Board of Trustees of New York Law School, he was appointed by the Governor of the State of Connecticut to the board of directors of Connecticut Innovations, he served as Managing Partner of a fund of funds and Dan served four years as a volunteer EMT.
Dan is a minority owner of the NBA Milwaukee Bucks, he is the Managing Partner of a consulting firm and serves as Managing Partner of an investment portfolio.
Dan is a graduate of New York Law School, he received an MBA from Baruch College and he is a graduate of Syracuse University.