Rajesh Chokhani is President of BOND.AI in Little Rock and the 2023 Chairman of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce. Rajesh moved to the United States from Mumbai in 2007 to establish Welspun Tubular’s first factory outside India. During his time as COO, he grew the facility to more than 800 acres land, 1 million square feet of structures and hired 1,000 employees.
Rajesh has a passion for community service and serves on many boards of business and philanthropic endeavors, including Arvest Bank, Harmony Health Clinic, the Hindu Temple of Central Arkansas, and as Co-Chair for IndiaFest. He was appointed to the board of The University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College by Governor Asa Hutchinson and currently serves as Chairman of the Board. Rajesh is also the first Indian-American Chairman of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce in its 157-year history.
Rajesh has an intimate understanding of the day-to-day challenges faced by his dedicated workforce when it comes to their financial needs. His passion for improving the financial well-being of hard-working individuals led him to leave his 28-year career to lead BOND.AI, one of the top 100 fintech companies in the country, and launch The BOND Network, the world’s first network of banks, credit unions, employers, and fintech companies.
The BOND Network offers a financial health product to the workforce that is built on the world’s first Empathy Engine®. This engine provides valuable insights to consumers to enhance their financial knowledge while connecting them with the most beneficial financial products. Rajesh's goal is to make a positive impact by helping people achieve financial stability and success.
Rajesh is passionate about workforce development in Little Rock and sees the city’s potential as a miniature Silicon Valley. He aims to launch an entrepreneurial ecosystem to encourage new entrepreneurs to relocate to the city which will form a catalyst to develop more talent for the technology industry.