Hasan Rafiq

Hasan Rafiq

Hasan Rafiq, VP Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging. Newsela

Hasan is currently working as the VP for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging at Newsela. His worked with Facebook as their Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Leader. He has led multiple teams and built innovative solutions for teams across Facebook. Some of which include, Coaching for Inclusion program to accelerate leader’s and team’s inclusive leadership capability, leveraged design thinking to unleash the power of inclusive design and incorporated equity and inclusion into product lifecycle.

Hasan brings over 14 years of global experience in DEIB, learning & organizational development, HR transformation, and leadership development. He has a deep commitment to innovation and has built tools and experiences that drive greater equity within organizations. For this work, he was awarded the 2019 DEI Innovator of Year award by Great Places to Work.

Prior to Facebook, Hasan worked his way up through HR functions at EY before moving into DEIB-focused global leadership roles and ultimately serving three years as the Diversity Inclusion & Belonging Leader for the US. In this role, his work impacted 15K+ employees across 29 offices. In his earlier role at EY, as Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Middle East North Africa (6000+ people, 200+ nationalities), he launched EY’s first Women’s Professional Network in the region. He also led the design and global deployment of HR Business Partner inclusion development training to accelerate inclusion and bias mitigation in talent processes.