Richard Halper was vice chairman of NYMEX Holdings, Inc., and the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. prior to it being acquired by the CME Group in 2007. He is the president and sole proprietor of HPR Commodities, a NYMEX Division member firm.
Halper previously served on the NYMEX board of directors from 2000 until 2001. He began his career in commodities as a floor clerk. He purchased a NYMEX Division membership in 1983 and began trading as a local trader in heating oil.
Halper traded crude oil and gasoline trader at the exchange.
He holds a bachelors degree in economics from the State University of New York at Binghamton.
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