Aranthan “AJ” Jones II

Chief of Corporate Affairs and Communications Officer

Aranthan “AJ” Jones II

Chief of Corporate Affairs and Communications Officer

Biography

Aranthan “AJ” Jones II has served as our Chief Corporate Affairs and Communications Officer since July 2019. Prior to joining Vanda, Mr. Jones II served as Global Head of Public Affairs for Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW) where he counseled Fortune 500 clients on corporate affairs and communications, investor relations and social impact initiatives. Before this position, Mr. Jones II was Chief Policy and Communications Officer at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, one the world's largest private philanthropic foundations, where he led the organization’s communications function, public-private-partnerships, and public policy initiatives. Previous to joining the Foundation, Mr. Jones II served as Worldwide Head of Government Affairs for Gilead Sciences and led the company’s global public policy and regulatory systems engagement efforts to expand access and accelerate pharmaceutical innovation. Earlier in his career, Mr. Jones II was the policy director for the U.S. House of Representatives Office in the Majority Whip and was directly responsible for crafting healthcare and financial services legislation. Throughout his career, he has also worked globally in Asia, Africa, Middle East and Europe.