U.S. Communications Director - Takeda
Vanessa Charles is a storyteller, trusted strategic communications advisor and global employee campaign whisperer. She is the director of U.S. regional communications and philanthropy for Takeda, a Japan-based biopharmaceutical company. As communications director for the U.S. region, Charles leads strategic communications efforts for the company’s Health Equity, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and CSR & Philanthropy efforts.
A former crime reporter, Charles is a seasoned content strategist and has held various communications roles in organizations across industries that include energy, biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, and government (cabinet-level state and Native American tribal). She holds a bachelor's in journalism and a master's in mass communications.