Des O'Keeffe has a BA in Classics from The University of Durham and an MBA from The University of Bradford. During a 30 year financial career he worked in a variety of well-known companies in the UK before moving to Central Europe with the Calor Group. He helped to set up Tesco's Hungarian operation as their Financial Director. He also undertook a financial directorship, within a large telecommunications group, in Poland. Des has been teaching since 2003. He teaches business English at a major language school in Portsmouth and has also taught finance on the MBA course at the Technical University in Riga, Latvia.