Imad Khamis

Imad Mohammad Deeb Khamis
67th Prime Minister of Syria
Assumed office
3 July 2016
President Bashar al-Assad
Preceded by Wael Nader al-Halqi
Minister of Electricity
In office
14 April 2011  3 July 2016
Prime Minister Adel Safar
Riyad Farid Hijab
Wael Nader al-Halqi
Preceded by Ahmad Qusay Kayyali
Member of the Regional Command of the Syrian Regional Branch
Assumed office
8 July 2013
Personal details
Born (1961-08-01) 1 August 1961
near Damascus, Syria
Political party Syrian Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party
Children three
Alma mater University of Damascus

Imad Mohammad Deeb Khamis (born 1 August 1961) is a Syrian politician who has been Prime Minister of Syria since 2016. Previously he was Minister of Electricity from 2011 to 2016.

Early life and education

Khamis was born near Damascus on 1 August 1961.[1] He earned a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Damascus in 1981.[2]


Khamis was assigned to the management of a number of departments in the General Organization for the distribution and investment power from 1987 to 2005. He was Director General of the General Company for Electricity province of Damascus from 2005 to 2008. He was appointed Director-General of the Public Corporation for the distribution and investment power in 2008.[2]


The European Union sanctioned Khamis due to his alleged role in using the electric cuts as a way of repressing Syrian people on 24 March 2012.[1]

Personal life

Khamis is married and has three children.[2]

See also


  1. 1 2 "Persons and entities referred to in Article 1". Official Journal of the European Union. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  2. 1 2 3 "Minister of Electricity: Eng. Imad Mohammad Deeb Khamis". SANA. Retrieved 25 February 2013.

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