Prof Ebo Oost is presently Professor of Finance and Investment Management in the Department of Financial Management at the University of Pretoria. He was appointed as Head of Department in 2002 in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences and took responsibility for the implementation of various programmes in Financial Management and Investment Management within the Faculty. His qualifications include economic and financial management degrees and completed his doctoral thesis in Investment Management at the University of South Africa. He previously taught financial and investment management at UNISA and held senior financial positions in Eskom and the South African Reserve Bank. Ebo regularly presents courses in investment and financial management, and also consults to private business. He has been involved in project management training since 1997.