Jeremy Lachal

Executive Director, Bibliothèques Sans Frontières (Libraries Without Borders)

Jérémy Lachal co-founded the non-profit organization Bibliothèques Sans Frontières (BSF) / Libraries Without Borders in 2007 alongside French Historian Patrick Weil. He has since been leading the NGO in its mission to reduce the vulnerability of populations through enhancing access to information and education.

By creating innovative programs such as the Ideas Box, a portable multimedia toolkit designed for vulnerable populations, the Code Travelers - Les Voyageurs du Code (computer programming workshops for youth) or the adaptation of Khan Academy into French, Jérémy Lachal has developed BSF into one of the most innovative NGO in the field of access to education and information.

With 100 staffs and a budget of €8M, BSF is present in 25 countries around the world. The organization has received numerous awards including he French presidential initiative – la France S’engage, the Google Impact Challenge in 2015 and WISE Award in 2016).

Jérémy is member of the Clinton Global initiative and Ashoka fellow since 2015. He is also joined since 2012 the IFLA’s (International Federation of Library Associations) international leadership program.

In October 2014, Jérémy gave a TED talk on the Ideas Box on the occasion of TEDx Paris’ fifth anniversary.

Jeremy is graduated from Sciences Po Paris (Paris Institute of Political Studies) and earns a Master’s degree in International Law.