EF Education First
EF Education First is a global language training and cultural exchange company founded in Sweden in 1965. It now has 52,000 employees (of which 27,500 are full- or part-time teachers) who work in 114 countries worldwide. It is headquartered in Lucerne, Switzerland and has 612 physical schools and offices in 50 countries. It is a privately-held company still owned by the founder, Bertil Hult, and members of his family. The company’s sponsorship of the cycling team “aligns perfectly with EF’s mission of opening the world through education and our commitment to bringing different cultures together”, the company has said.