Executive director, Books For Africa
Patrick Plonski is Executive Director of Books For Africa, the world’s largest shipper of donated books to the African continent. Books For Africa has shipped 27 million books to 46 countries since 1988, including large numbers of books to the Sahel. Plonski holds a PhD in international education from the University of Minnesota, serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota on world development projects, and is a frequent presenter on topics of international literacy. He visits Africa regularly on book inspection projects and has visited some 40 countries in his career on a variety of professional and academic trips.