CGFNS International, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Mukul Bakhshi as Director of Government Affairs.
In this role, Bakhshi will be responsible for establishing strategic direction and action related to policy and legislative initiatives. He will work closely with government agencies and various professional stakeholders to monitor the full range of public policy that impacts CGFNS and the professions that it serves.
Bakhshi has served as Director of the Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment Practices since it was acquired by CGFNS in 2014, overseeing efforts to ensure that foreign-educated health professionals seeking employment in the U.S. are recruited according to ethical standards. He will continue to serve in this capacity alongside his new responsibilities as Director of Government Affairs.
Bakhshi has represented CGFNS at meetings on Capitol Hill and with governmental agencies including the U.S. Departments of Labor, Homeland Security, and State and the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. He has also represented CGFNS at international organizations, including the United Nations and the World Health Organization, and authored journal articles discussing nursing, migration, refugees, and policy.
“I’m proud to have such a seasoned policy expert as Mukul represent our organization’s positions and interests to decisionmakers around the world as Director of Government Affairs,” said CGFNS President and CEO Franklin A. Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN, FFNMRCSI. “Mukul’s promotion to this storied role at CGFNS will further amplify our position as a trusted thought leader.”
Prior to joining CGFNS, Bakhshi served as a management and strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company and Altman Vilandrie & Company. Bakhshi received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and his B.A. from Yale University.
About CGFNS International, Inc.
Founded in 1977, CGFNS International, Inc., based in Philadelphia, is an immigration-neutral nonprofit organization operating in 227 countries as the world’s largest credential evaluation organization for nursing and healthcare professionals. A global thought leader in health professional mobility for the last 42 years, CGFNS co-founded the International Centre on Nurse Migration (ICNM) with the International Council of Nurses to serve as a global resource for research, policy and information on nurse migration. CGFNS’ expertise on the world stage was recognized in 2015 when the organization received NGO consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). CGFNS is also a proud member of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO) and UN Department of Global Communications (DGC).