James Sailer is vice president and director of the Population Council's Corporate Affairs Division. He leads and provides strategic direction to the Council’s corporate operations, including information technology, human resources, purchasing, communications, and publishing and creative services. Sailer also manages the Council’s Intellectual Asset Management group, which works closely with Council researchers, pharmaceutical companies, development and licensing partners, and other industry partners to manufacture and market reproductive health products around the world.
Before joining the Council in 2004, Sailer was director of performance management for the New York City Department of Education, where he developed an accountability system and sophisticated new methods of analyzing school performance.
Sailer has worked in the nonprofit, government, and private sector. Earlier in his career, Sailer was chief operating officer at Privista, an Internet-based company protecting consumers against identity theft, was a senior manager at Accenture, and was managing director at West End New Media, a full-service media production company.
Sailer sits on the board of directors of InsideNGO, the ARCH Foundation, the International Contraceptive Access Foundation, and is a member of the Licensing Executives Society.
An adjunct professor at Brooklyn College and City University of New York, Sailer holds a BA in political science from Swarthmore College and a master's in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.