Mustafa El Rafey Joins Cognosante as Chief People Officer

McLean, Va. ‚ÄĒ April 26, 2017 ‚ÄĒ Cognosante, a leader in health information technology solutions and services for Federal and state public health agencies, today announced the appointment of Mustafa El Rafey as Chief People Officer.

Mustafa brings over 25 years of multi-industry and multi-function Human Resources (HR) experience to Cognosante. As Chief People Officer, Mustafa will be responsible for acquiring, developing, and retaining great talent; building and advancing organizational capabilities; fostering employee engagement; and structuring the organization to advance Cognosante’s aggressive growth plans.

‚ÄúMustafa joins Cognosante at a transformational time as we continue to grow rapidly. Mustafa‚Äôs wealth of HR leadership and talent development expertise make him the ideal person to build upon our great People organization and take it to the next level in support of our continued company growth,‚ÄĚ said Michele Kang, Chief Executive Officer, Cognosante. ‚ÄúMustafa will be a great asset to Cognosante, and we are excited to have him join our team.‚ÄĚ

Prior to joining Cognosante, Mustafa held various human resources and corporate leadership roles with world class consumer goods, retail, and e-commerce companies. As the global Head of Talent Management at Mars, Starbucks, and QVC, Mustafa designed and led high impact organization and human capital solutions to enhance employee experience, maximize employee engagement, and develop organization capability and performance.

‚ÄúI‚Äôm really impressed by the rapid growth and development of Cognosante over the last eight years! I look forward to working with Michele, the leadership team, and the HR team to elevate Cognosante‚Äôs brand as an employer of choice and continue to build a culture committed to innovation and customer service excellence,‚ÄĚ stated El Rafey.

About Cognosante
Cognosante provides technology solutions, business process outsourcing, and consulting services to Federal, state, and local government health agencies. The company has nearly three decades of experience working with 48 states and the Federal government, developing, managing, and executing large, complex health information programs. Its expertise includes Medicaid, Medicare, health insurance marketplaces, health data standards, modular system development and integration, health data analytics, and fraud, waste, and abuse. Visit for more information.

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Media Contact
Lisa Amore
Acting Director of Marketing and Communications, Cognosante
c: 206-954-8006



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