Alan Jones

Managing Director and Vice-Chairman of Private Credit & Equity
Morgan Stanley

Alan Jones is a Managing Director and Vice-Chairman of Private Credit & Equity at Morgan Stanley.  He is also a Senior Advisor to North Haven Capital Partners.  He serves as a member of the Investment Committees for Morgan Stanley Private Equity, Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia, Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, Morgan Stanley Credit Partners, and Morgan Stanley Energy Partners, and as a member of the Private Investment Risk Committee.  He currently serves as a Director of HBF, Cadence, 24-Seven, CoAdvantage, Access Cash, and Smile America Partners.  He has previously served as a Director of McKechnie Aerospace, Zenith (U.K.), EmployBridge, and Creative Circle.

Starting in 2007 A.J. re-built Morgan Stanley’s private equity investing business and from 2007-2018 was Head of Private Equity and Chair of the Private Equity Investment Committee.  He served with a Co-Head from 2007-2010  and from 2017-2018.  He has also served as a member of the Senior Management Committee of Morgan Stanley Investment Management. From 2005-2006 A.J. was Head of Corporate Finance.  From 2002 to 2005 he was Global Co-Head of the Financial Sponsors Group.  From 2001-2002, he was Head of Global Leveraged Finance and from 2000-2001 served as Co-Head of Global Leveraged Finance. From 1997–2000 A.J. was based in London where he established and ran the Firm’s European Leveraged Finance Department and where he established and served as a Director of Morgan Stanley Bank (U.K).  He also served as a member of the European Investment Banking Division Operating Committee. From 1993–1997, he was a coverage officer in the Firm’s U.S. Financial Sponsors Group.  A.J. joined Morgan Stanley in 1993 after eight years at First Boston, where he had been a Director in the High Yield Finance Group.

A.J. has also served as a member of Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division’s Operating Committee, and Private Investment Committee. He has also served as Co-Chairman of the Firm’s Credit Commitment Committee.

A.J. is a Director of the American Repertory Theater; a Director of Physicians for Human Rights; a Director of the International Biomedical Research Alliance; a Director of C4Q, which increases economic opportunity through technology; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; a member of Harvard’s Committee on University Resources; Co-Chairman of the Harvard Business School Fund; a member of the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors; Co-Chair of Reunion Giving for the Harvard College Fund; Chief Fund Agent for the Harvard Business School Class of 1987; Reunion Co-Chairman for the Harvard College Class of 1983; and a mentor in Senator Gillibrand’s Women’s Mentoring Initiative.

  He was an Executive Producer of Letters From Baghdad, a documentary of the life of Gertrude Bell; and was also a Producer of Shakespeare’s Globe’s Tony-nominated Broadway production of Twelfth Night and Richard III.

  A.J. has previously served as President  of the Board of Trustees of the Brearley School; a Director of the U.S. Board of Shakespeare’s Globe; a Co-Chairman of the Harvard Parents’ Fund; Chairman of the All Souls Emergency Relief Fund; a David Rockefeller Fellow; a Director of Communities in Schools; a Director of the Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Institute; a Director of Musica Viva; a Director of the Shakespeare Society; a Director of the Heart and Soul Charitable Foundation; a member of the Foreign Policy Program Leadership Committee at The Brookings Institution; and a Director of the Everybody Wins Foundation.

A.J. received an AB magna cum laude in Biochemical Sciences in 1983 from Harvard College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In 1987, he received an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.