Jeroninio is a board member for several UN/ CII/ Government and other governing/ advisory boards of International foundations.* Jerry has accepted all advisory roles with a caveat, that he reserves the right to speak out against the organisations and members/people therein if they are involved in doing any wrong in our society and world. 1. Jerry works closely in advisory roles with several UN organizations to design campaigns/ movements across the world. He also works independently with consulting firms like McKinsey & Co, Bain and several media/ advertising agencies to design CSR strategies, Cause Related Marketing strategies and ideas. In 2006 while working to create a Save the Tiger campaign for a Group M client, Jerry predicted that in the next 5 years marketing/ advertising focus would shift from celebrities and sports to Causes and CSR. Words which truly came true as across the world today, the focus of businesses today, is to highlight CSR initiatives. Jerry brings to the table visionary insights for the development of winning CSR and Cause Related marketing strategies which are win-win and not just Lip Service. In 2010 Jerry led the strategy to build momentum for the
1 Billion Hungry campaign by UN. Before Jerry’s involvement the campaign was struggling with less than 1,00,000 signatures. After his engagement the signature count went up to over 3.5 million supporters within 6 months. This was enabled through the iCONGO database.
2. UNDP and The Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs invited Jerry to be a part of the advisory board for the International Year of Volunteering to encourage proactive citizenship.
3. Jerry was invited as a founding member of the UN Anti –Corruption Focus Group started by the UN.
4. Jerry is an advisory group member for UN initiative to create an Integrity Index for the Business Sector in South Asia.
5. In 2005 Jerry was head hunted by the British Government to lead the Public Diplomacy Initiative in India and also by the UN to head the UNIDO mission in Asia.
6. Jerry is a core member of the CII National Committee on Industry-Civil Society Interface chaired by Mr. Pradeep Bhargava – CMD of Cummins India Limited. Jerry. Who had earlier declined CII’s offer to incubate iCONGO, the organisation he founded, accepted this role with the caveat, that he reserves the right to speak against any wrong doings by CII or any of their corporate members.
7. Jerry is a pivotal partner of the Pro Bono Task Force created by the India @ 75 foundation to promote Skilled Volunteering in the corporate sector. Chaired by Dr. Mukund Rajan – Brand Custodian and Chief Ethical Officer of Tata Sons, Pro Bono is high impact volunteering program aimed at building organizational capacity and systemic strength in the nonprofit sector.
8. Jerry is also on the boards of several CSR Foundations, INGOs, Grassroots NGOs and works very closely with the Indian Documentary Foundations, Touch of Hope Foundation, Restaurants against Hunger, Apeejay Trust, Skillshare International. Jerry is also a visiting faculty for several B-schools globally, where he conducts lectures on Ethical Leadership, Corporate Governance, CSR, Missionary Entrepreneurship, Humane Capitalism and other topics.
9. Jerry was a pivotal founding member of the Public Health Foundation of India founding team. PHFI is a public private partnership created with funding by the Government of India, WHO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He was headhunted by the board and McKinsey & Co who incubated the PHFI formation. Jerry was the board’s choice to lead fundraising, strategic alliances, knowledge partnerships (with Harvard, Johns Hopkins and others) and ethical policies for the foundation.
10. Jerry is the founding CEO of the LetzDream Foundation that was created by Mr. Vikrant Bhargava. Jerry worked with Vikrant to set up the foundation in India and UK. Jerry also helped to create the crowd-sourcing, fundraising website www.LetzChange.org. This name was given and proposed by Jerry to Vikrant, who earlier wanted to call this LetzGive. Jerry believes that LetzChange is a bigger call for action than just giving a little money.
11. In 2006, Jerry in partnership with USAID created iTEAM- Institutionalised Training Empowerment & Advancement of the marginalised to train underserved youth, from the age groups between 18-30 for skills needed to serve industry like retail, petrol pumps, hospitality etc. CII, RAI, NECCI, BCC & I, NASSCOM, FHRAI, ACMA and other industry associations, partnered iTEAM to create this model. The iTEAM models inspired the National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) and the National Rural Livelihood Mission. http://www.icoxchange.com/images/Image_logos/iteam_answering_need.pdf
12. From his days in the business world as a Manager and Entrepreneur, Jerry has always been associated with promoting causes and offering financial aid (a major portion of profits as an entrepreneur was given to social causes and organisations like Unicef, WISE, SAVE, People for Animals) and pro bono creative support to UN organisations and non-profits. Jerry was also the youngest CEO at the age of 27 of a large media & entertainment conglomerate which focused on meaningful entertainment and then at the age of 30 he was the youngest International Director and CEO of a large International mission which had an objective of fighting poverty. In his 29 years of work life, Jerry has amassed enriching experience and led large initiatives in the Corporate, Media, Government, Not for Profit and SME sector.