Mauro is the founder and Managing Director of Emerald Cultural Institute. Established in 1986, Emerald provides quality English language and professional development programmes to students of all ages, from over 60 different countries. From the outset Mauro’s focus was on creating a school that put the student at the centre, in an environment committed to the development and enhancement of people’s lives, and this remains at the core of Emerald’s ethos today. Mauro has previously served as Treasurer and Chairman of ALTO. In addition to MEI, Emerald is a member of EAQUALS, IALC and Quality English.