Who Is She

Personal information

Chief Executive Officer, Partner, Consultant
Najat Rizk

Contact information / Work

Firehorse Films
Ashrafieh, Charles Malek Avenue, Quantum Tower
203064 1 961
Phone 2: 
961 1 203056
203064 1 961 أو 203056 1 961

Social Media


  • 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
  • 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.


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.