Dr. Phares Ochola received a BSC (Applied Mathematics and Statistics) from the University Nairobi, MSc (Operations Research) from Strathclyde University and a PhD in Operational Research from Kenyatta University, Case Studies Writing Certificates of Strathmore University, Lagos Business School and Harvard University (Boston). Phares has over 20 years of University teaching experience in areas including operations research, business statistics and research methods. In addition, he also has managed a number of projects including the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) funded project intended to develop the human resource capacity in Africa’s financial sector institutions at Graduate levels; the World bank funded Global Business School Network project aimed at strengthening the capacity of Business Schools in Africa in Case Study Teaching and Learning and the USAID-COMPETE, Global Communities for good projects designed to enable employees Anglophone Africa’s financial sector acquire knowledge and skills in Agricultural Value Chain. Previously, Phares served as the resident Faculty of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in collaboration with Johnson and Johnson/AMREF/UCLA wherein he trained health systems managers across Africa in Operations Management. Professionally, he also doubles as the Director of Research of the Doctorial Association of East Africa, the President of Operations Research Society of Kenya and a member of the Executive Committee of the African Federation of Operations Research Societies. His research interest in the application of Operational Research Techniques of Data Envelopment Analysis and Stochastic Frontier Analysis(SFA) methodologies in assessing organizational performance. Phares has published a number of works in internationally referred journals.