Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Rita began her media career as a radio host and producer with Far Eastern Broadcasting Associates radio in 1992. She joined SAT-7 in 1995, before it had broadcast a single program. When the channel launched, Rita hosted its first program, Ears of Wheat (in Arabic, Asanabel). This program ran for 12 years and became one of the channel's most successful programs.
In 2016, SAT-7 positioned for greater growth and impact with structural changes and key leaders taking on more responsibilities. At this time, Rita El-Mounayer began to serve in the newly created position, Chief Channels and Communications Officer (CCO), overseeing three Arabic channels, one Persian/Farsi channel, and one Turkish channel – with a total of more than 150 staff and freelancers, distributed across studios in Lebanon, Egypt, Cyprus, Turkey and the UK.
On April 1, 2019, SAT-7 appointed Rita as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Rita says, “My prayer is that during my lifetime and time of service as CEO of SAT-7, we will see millions of viewers sharing their testimony as to how God’s message changed their lives, and we will rejoice together that we made a difference.”
Peter Schulze, Chairman of the SAT-7 USA Board, says, "As chairman of SAT-7 North America who also has the privilege of sitting on the International Council, it is a tremendous encouragement to see such a capable and seasoned leader as Rita El-Mounayer assume the CEO role. Rita has a life-long career in SAT-7 and has the utmost trust and respect of the staff, as well as that of church leaders from across the region."