Global Programme Strategy and Innovation Director
Tariq Riebl is the Global Programme Strategy and Innovation Director at the Norwegian Refugee Council. He is an experienced Humanitarian Response Director, having worked on conflicts, natural disasters and epidemics in more than fifteen countries around the world since 2006 for the United Nations, the International Rescue Committee, Oxfam and Doctors Without Borders (MSF).
His work has covered many of the largest crises of the past years, including the Yemen civil war, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the Ebola outbreaks in West Africa and DR Congo and the droughts of the Horn of Africa and West Africa, amongst others.
Besides his operational work, he has been an outspoken advocate on a range of humanitarian policy issues, both through public lobbying and silent diplomacy.
He has conducted more than 200 TV, radio and print interviews in English, French and German with most major media outlets, including Al-Jazeera, the BBC, The Economist, the New York Times, RFI and others.
Before his time in the humanitarian sector, Tariq worked on business ethics and corporate social responsibility in Washington, DC, for a non-profit organization consulting multinational corporations.
He has a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and completed his undergraduate studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.