Jerry Salem

Advisor to the Board at ISDRI /Integrated Social Development and Research Institute; Katmandu Nepal


Jerry is a seasoned IT professional, who has worked for many major international corporations including Microsoft, Citibank, Merck, Novartis, DHL, Consolidated Edison of New York.   He has worked on the cutting edge of IT in the telecommunications, internet, mobile phone technology, and web development.


Organizations and Boards

Advisor to the Board at ISDRI / Integrated Social Development and Research Institute

October 2017 – Present (1 month)

Integrated Social Development and Research Institute is registered to collect the facts about the marginalized, deprived, depressed, population through research and studies as well as provide them support and facilitate them for capacity building, empowerment and sustainable development of their livelihood.

Vice President – Wisdom Retreat Center, Nevada City, California

October 2016  – Present (1 year)

The Wisdom Retreat Center is an educational organization which is currently under construction, and which will provide conferences, seminars, and education which will train people in meditation and service to humanity.    Created their web site and currently is their web administrator as well as an administrator for their Facebook group pages (

Founding member – Seven Ray Institute, Jersey City, New Jersey

January 1985 – Present

The SRI is a non profit educational institution which has been serving students for over thirty years.   As a founding member, was responsible for their computer systems, and creator of their web presence even before the Internet as we are using it existed.


Senior IT Security manager – Merck Pharmaceuticals –

June 2014 – October 2014

Responsible for review of and planning for mobile and Apple(OSX)  security

Service Manager – Novartis

July 2012 – June 2014

Responsible for project initiation and onboarding, as well as resolution of issues for user onboarding for Novartis Pharmaceuticals based in Basel Switzerland.

Technical Account Manager – Microsoft Mobile division

January 2007 – July 2012 (5 years)

Responsible for global training and support on the Windows Mobile platform.   Worked on several long term projects including T-Mobile in Germany, Telstra in Australia, Deloitte Netherlands and Turkcell in Istanbul Turkey.   Created training and marketing programs with top level executives.

Systems Analyst – DHL

April 2006 – January 2007

Responsible for expansion and integration of new countries into DHL’s express shipping system.

Senior Telecommunications Manager – Citibank

December 1998 – October 2004 (6 years)

Responsible for Y2K testing of Citibank’s student loan system.   Responsible for telecommunication portion of new Student Loan system.

Senior Project Leader – Consolidated Edison of New York

December 1984 – November 1998

Created state of the art integration of call centers with telephony which was responsible for streamlining customer service and load balancing for Con Edison’s six million customers in the metropolitan New York region.


English, German, French, Italian, Czech

Master of Science in Energy Administration – New York Institute of Technology – June 1995

Bachelor of Arts – Computer Science and Economice – Hunter College, New York – June 1976

Married, two children, living in Prague, Czech Republic