EF Education First in Sweden: Universal Care SARL management firm

EF Education AB was established in Sweden in 1965. The company kept on growing and adding subsidiaries. In 2001 the management firm Universal Care SARL was established in Luxembourg as the parent company to EF Education AB and its subsidiaries.

Basic business structure of EF Education in Europe
Basic business structure of EF Education in Europe

The company division in Sweden looks something like this:

Universal Care SARL: B83591

  • EF Cultural Tours

— EF Education AB

— EF Ett Studieår Utomlands, EF Foundation, EF Au Pair, Europeiska Ferieskolan, EF Internationella Språkresor, EF Internationella Språkskolor, EF Learn a Language, EF Corporate Language Training, EF High School Year, Cultural Care, EF Student Travel AB, EF Global Transport AB, Akire Services AB, Ecom Fastighetsaktiebolag and Erika Försäkringsaktiebolag

In addition we find that the firm Hotel Attachè AB is also part of the Hult empire along with Filmmakers Stockholm AB and Real Add AB (Danderyd).

Per Jonas Kjerfve, Åsa Elisabeth Staffansdotter Rangne Blendow and Bill Erling Andreasson

When I look for information on Universal Care S.A.R.L there are two addresses listed on the net. One is at Rue Goethe 22, 1637 Luxembourg. Here we also find Signum International S.A.R.L. This link takes you to my article on them. Looking up the address on Luxembourgs yellow pages only shows us the name of EF Education First (Sejours Linguistiques Etrangers). EF Education First’s contact info is:

EF Luxembourg

  • Phone: 352 26 48 27 48-1
  • Fax: 352 26 48 27 48-22

Another address that appears when I look for Universal Care S.A.R.L. is: 27 AVENUE MONTEREY, L-2163 LUXEMBOURG

At first that made no sense because there are only two businesses at that address and one of them is the bank BGL BNP Paribas. One of their offers is:

”Ensemble EF Education First et BGL BNP Paribas vous accordent une offre exclusive”

It basically means that in conjunction with EF BGL are offering you a loan with what they consider great interest rates.

Also listed at that same link and with Universal Care SARL was a bank in South-Africa that is part of the Standard Bank Group, also trading as Stanbic Bank Global. Their contact information is: homeservemailbox@standardbank.co.za

In 1966 Europeiska Ferieskolan Aktiebolag created the subsidiary Ferieskolan Anglo-Swedish Institute Aktiebolag. In 1976 it changed its name to EF Institutet för Språkstudier Aktiebolag. Then its name was changed to EF Institute Aktiebolag in 1979. But because the courts in 1985 found that this latest name amounted to theft of another firms name, EF Institute Aktiebolag could no longer be used. At some point the firm was given the name EF Student Travel AB (556104-6854). EF Student Travel is listed as 100% shareholder of EF Cultural Tours AB. However, another site claims that it was merged with another EF firm.

EF Cultural Tours AB (556096-6649) was established in Sweden in 1965. They are direct subsidiaries of Universal Care SARL. According to the Swedish company information EF Cultural Tours AB are placed in the categories: 79 Travel agency, tour operator and other reservation service and related activities, – 79900 Other reservation service and related activities.

  • Joint stock company
  • 100% shareholder: EF Student Travel AB (556104-6854)
  • Chairman of the board is Bill Erling Andreasson
  • Managing directors are Åsa Elisabeth Staffansdotter Rangne Blendow and Per Jonas Kjerfve
  • Strandvägen 13,
  • 114 87 Stockholm, Sverige
  • +46 8 587 930 00
  • www.ef.se

EF Education AB is a subsidiary of EF Cultural Tours AB. It was established in Sweden in 1965 as Europeiska Ferieskolan. Most of its details are the same as the one for EF Cultural Tours AB. Starting with which categories it falls within: 79 Travel agency, tour operator and other reservation service and related activities  – 79120 Tour operator activities

  • Founded: 1965
  • Reg.no: 556101-5255
  • Type of company: Joint stock company
  • 100% Shareholder: EF Cultural Tours Ab
  • Strandvägen 13A
    Box 5761, 114 87 Stockholm
  • Chairman of the board is Bill Erling Andreasson
  • Managing directors are Åsa Elisabeth Staffansdotter Rangne Blendow and Per Jonas Kjerfve
  • Mats Ulenius: mats.ulenius@ef.com
  • +46 8 587 930 00
  • corporate.se@ef.com
  • www.ef.se
  • Language tours. Branches in Norway, Denmark, and Finland

EF Education AB has several subsidiaries that have to do with several areas of the travel business. Everything from Insurance and management to tours and transportation is included under the umbrella that is EF. I’m listing the ones that I could find details on first. The rest seem to be internal companies that are probably not true subsidiaries.

EF Au Pair has become Cultural Care Au Pair

  • Cultural Care Sweden AB
  • Founded: 2010
  • Reg.no: 556808-6127
  • Strandvägen 13B, Box 5761, 114 87 Stockholm
  • 100% stockholder: EF Cultural Tours AB
  • Chairman of the board: Jens Appelkvist
  • Managing directors: Per Jonas Kerfve
  • Member of the board: Bill Erling Andreasson
  • www.culturalcare.se
  • 78 Employment activities  – 78100 Activities of employment placement agencies / Au Pairs for the US
  • Cultural Care Sweden AB is part of the larger Cultural Care Au Pair group with EF. Its web-address is http://www.culturalcare.com

EF Global Transport AB

  • Founded: 2012
  • Reg.no: 556891-9434
  • Type of company: Joint stock company
  • Strandvägen 13B, Box 5761, 114 87 Stockholm
  • Chairman of the board: Åsa Elisabeth Staffansdotter Rangne Blendow
  • Member of the board: Åsa Kristina Lundström
  • 100% shareholder: EF Cultural Tours AB
  • Offers flight related services

Ecom Fastighetsaktiebolag

  • Founded: 1995
  • Reg.no: 556520-3683
  • Type of company: Joint stock company
  • Owner: EF Cultural Tours AB
  • Strandvägen 13A
    Box 5761, 114 87 Stockholm
  • Chairman of the board and managing director: Åsa Kristina Lundström
  • Managing director: Per Jonas Kerfve
  • Member of the board: Nina Hannele Rajala

Akire Services AB

  • Founded: 1994
  • Reg.no: 556496-2347
  • Type of company: Joint stock company
  • 100% shareholder: EF Cultural Tours AB
  • Strandvägen 13B, Box 55569, 114 87 Stockholm
  • Chairman of the board and managing director: Per Jonas Kjerfve
  • Managing directors: Staffan Ericsson, Hans Andreas Karlsson and Anna Ulfsdotter Rabe
  • 64 Financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding – 6420 Activities of holding companies

Erika Försäkringsaktiebolag / Erika FörsäkringsAB (Publ)

  • Founded: 1995
  • Reg.no: 516401-8581
  • Type of company: Joint stock company
  • 100% shareholder: EF Cultural Tours AB
  • Stureplan 4 STUREGALLERIAN 11A, 114 35 Stockholm
  • Box 55569, 102 04 Stockholm
  • http://www.erikainsurance.com
  • Chairman of the board and managing director: Lars Anders Lundquist
  • President and managing director: Staffan Gunnar Ericsson
  • Managing directors: Karin Maria Elisabeth Ström, Åsa Elisabeth Staffansdotter Rangne Blendow and Bill Erling Andreasson
  • Member of the board: Per Jonas Kjerfve
  • Insurance

EF branches without details:


1985: Ekonomisk Företagsledning (EF) Aktiebolag vs EF Institute Aktiebolag

1993: Fastigheten köptes av EF Språkresor men såldes 1993 vidare till bolagets grundare Bertil Hult

1998: Hemskickad 17-åring får pengarna tillbaka. Anklagades för ätstörningar.

1998: Ordblind – störst i världen på språk

1998: Krig mellan EF och STS

2001: Språkresor: EF:s kvalitet underkänns

2001: Artiklar om Bertil Hults fester

2004: ”Lång mammaledighet hindrar kvinnors karriär”

2006: Språkresan blev skräckresa

2007: Spritfester på språkresor trots förbud

2007: Louise Julian: Passion och känsla

2008: Överenskomst mellan EF Educational Foundation and STS Språkresor

2009: Resepengar tillbaka efter franskt kattbett

2011: EF Cultural Tours AB säljer administrativa tjänster till bolag inom EF gruppen

2012: EF följer alltid Arns beslut

2012: Fick rekordhög ersättning

2013: Uppdrag Granskning: Den hemlige mångmiljardären

2013: Uppdrag Granskning: Källmateriell

2013: Hemliga miljardären anklagad för skatteplanering


Sources:

Språkresor Ackumulation av språkkapital eller konsumtion av upplevelser?

SVT

Merinfo

http://www.svt.se/ug/article1487355.svt/binary/UGR-2013H-04-31L.pdf

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