EF EDUCATION FIRST
Unit 1703-08, 17F, TOWER 2, TIMES SQUARE, CAUSEWAY BAY, H.K.
EF Education First (EF) is the world leader in international education that focuses on language, academics, and cultural experiences. EF’s mission is simple: to open the world through education. For more than 50 years, EF has helped millions of people and thousands of companies to learn a new language and explore the world.
Swedish entrepreneur Bertil Hult founded EF in 1965 in his basement dormitory in Lund. In the first year, Bertil and his small team organized summer holiday trips for Swedish high school students to learn English in Brighton, England. Since then, EF has grown into one of the world’s largest privately-held education companies with 52,000 staff in more than 50 countries. The Hong Kong regional office opened in 1994. Currently, EF is Official Partner for Language Training Services for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. EF also publishes the EF English Proficiency Index, a comprehensive worldwide ranking of countries’ English.
Bertil Hult – Founder
Philip Hult – Chairman
Number of Staff
52,000 staff worldwide
Cultural Chief Officer and Management Board Member