Najat Rizk

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Personal information

Title: 
Chief Executive Officer, Partner, Consultant

Contact information (work)

Organization/Institution: 
Firehorse Films
Department: 
Management
Postbox: 
16-5226
Address: 
Ashrafieh, Charles Malek Avenue, Quantum Tower
City: 
Beirut
Country: 
Lebanon
Landline: 
961 1 203064
Landline2: 
961 1 203056
Fax: 
961 1 203064/56
Work email address: 
najat.r@firehorse.me

Social Media

Twitter: 
@najatrizk

Education

Professional Diploma, Management / Women Entrepreneurship, 2011, Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands.
Postgraduate Diploma (diplôme d'études supérieures spécialisées), Geopolitics, 1990, Saint-Joseph University, Lebanon.
Master's Degree, Human Geography and Demographic Statistics, 1988, Saint-Joseph University, Lebanon.
Bachelor Degree, Geography and History, 1987, Saint-Joseph University, Lebanon

Areas of Expertise

Media
Entrepreneurship
TV Management
Political Programming
Capacity Building
Languages: 
Arabic
English
French

Work history

Consultant and founding partner, 2009-present, Beyond Reform and Development/Irada - BRDI group.

Partner and chief executive officer, 1999-present, Firehorse Films.

Consultant, 2004, Lagardère Group.

Managing director, 1995-1998, Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC) SAT (Italy).

Channel manager, 1993-1995, "Al-Thaniya"- Orbit Satellite Television and Radio Network (Italy).

Programming officer, 1989-1993, C33 (Francophone Television Station owned by LBC-Lebanon).

Honorary office and memberships

Jury member at the International Emmy Awards, 2011-present.

Member of "Lebanon Creative Cluster", 2009-present.

Member of "Fondation Liban Cinema", 2004-present.

Member of "Association des Producteurs de L'étranger à Paris", 2002-present.

Member of the "International Association of Independent Producers of the Mediterranean" (APIMED), 1998-present.

Productions

Publications highlights: 

Rizk, N. (Concept Development, Executive Producer). (2002).Mutheer Lil Jadal [controversial]. [Talk show]. Firehorse Films.

Rizk, N. (Concept development, Executive Producer). (1999).Al-mukayada al-kubra [The great exchange]. [Documentary]. Firehorse Films.

Rizk, N. (Concept Development, Executive Producer). (2005). The religious sects around the world.[Documentary Series - 14 episodes]. Firehorse Films.

Rizk, N. (Concept Development, Executive Producer). (2000).The living martyr: Hezbollah unveiled.[Documentary]. Firehorse Films.

Rizk, N. (Concept Development, Executive Producer). (1999).La guerre de l'ombre [the war of shadow]. Firehorse Films.

Exhibitions, Lectures, & Performances: 

Speaker, TEDXBEIRUT, Lebanon, 2011.

Speaker, The Fourth New Arab Woman Forum in Beirut, Lebanon, 2010.

Speaker, The High Intensity of Women's Entrepreneurs in the Middle East, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, United States, 2010.

Speaker, The Middle East Conference, UNESCO, Paris, France, 2007.

Speaker, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), Netherlands, 2007.

Speaker, The Arabic Women Forum, Doha, Qatar, 2006.

Awards and Distinctions

Selected as the second most successful chief executive officer in Lebanon by Harvard Business School at the "All World Summit" (a programme launched by Michael Porter), 2010.