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Staff Profile

Dr Tom Cronje

Dr Tom Cronje Dr Tom Cronje

DCom (Pretoria), Mcom, Bcom (honours), Dip Ed.

Position Senior Lecturer
Faculty Curtin Business School (CBS)
School School of Economics and Finance
Department Department of Finance and Banking
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 402.504
Phone 08 9266 3416
Fax 08 9266 3026


Tom Cronje is a Senior Lecturer in the Finance and Banking Department.  He has extensive practical industry experience and completed of specialised courses like Credit Risk Management and Bank Financial Management presented by international bank training institutions like the Belgium Bankers Acadamy.

His expertise in banking has been acknowledged by his previous appointment on the National Standard Generating bodies for Banking and Insurance in South Africa, as well as the Faculty Board for Finance and Credit of the South African Institute for Bankers.


Memberships, Awards and Training


South African Institute for Management Scientists


1989 - Academic Honours from the University of Pretoria.

1990 - Roll of Honour, Trust Bank of Africa Limited, for the national best performance in Credit Training Courses.

1997 - Recipient of an ABSA Management Award.

1997 - Recipient of the ASBA Cheif Executive's Award for excellent contribution to the success of the company.

2007 - Paper presented at the 19th South African Institute of Management Scientists conference at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, selected as the best paper.

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Employment History

Tom was a credit training manager in the banking sector during 1989 to 1990. He worked in the banking sector again from 1994 to 1999 and started as a Credit Manager at the regional level to whom a number of branches reported with regard to their credit function.

He was later on requested to take over the credit training function of the ABSA Banking Group that had 35000 employees. International Banking training was also afterwards added to his portfolio. He and his team introduced a total new credit training methodology based on compulsory South African Institute of Banker papers which included practical training in regions and in-company live response television training. This initiative earned him the Chief Executive's Award for contributing to the success of the company.

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At present he presents papers like Bank Practice and Management and Bank Lending at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.

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Research Fields

Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services

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Research Interests

Profitability of banks and the management of financial and operational risks

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Specialty Areas

Primarily banks but also other financial institutions, different financial instruments, and markets.

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  • Cronje, T. 2012. Bank Lending. Australia: McGraw-Hill Education.
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