Executive Director, Libraries Without Borders
A graduate of Sciences Po Paris and holder of a master's degree in International Law, Jérémy Lachal founded Bibliothèques Sans Frontières in 2007 alongside historian Patrick Weil. Since then, he has directed this NGO which works to bring knowledge to those who are deprived of it, all over the world.
By creating innovative programs such as the Ideas Box, a media library in kit form for vulnerable populations, the Voyageurs du Code (initiation to computer programming for young people in difficult situations) or the Khan Academy in French, Jérémy Lachal has made BSF one of the most innovative NGOs in the field of access to education and information.
With more than 100 employees and branches in France, Belgium, Switzerland, the United States and Canada, the organization is now active in some thirty countries around the world. It has received numerous awards (France S'engage presidential program, Google Impact Challenge, WISE Accelerator, MIT Solve).
Jeremy is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and has been an Ashoka Fellow since 2015. He has also been associated between 2012 and 2015 with the International Leadership Program of IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations).