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Imad Mohammad Deeb Khamis (Arabic: عماد محمد ديب خميس‎; born 1 August 1961) is a Syrian politician who has been Prime Minister of Syria since 2016 under President Bashar al-Assad. Previously he was Minister of Electricity from 2011 to 2016.

Imad Khamis
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67th Prime Minister of Syria
Assumed office
3 July 2016
PresidentBashar al-Assad
DeputyWalid Muallem
Preceded byWael Nader al-Halqi
Minister of Electricity
In office
14 April 2011 – 3 July 2016
Prime MinisterAdel Safar
Riyad Farid Hijab
Wael Nader al-Halqi
Preceded byAhmad Qusay Kayyali
Succeeded byMohammad Zuhair Kharboutli
Personal details
Born (1961-08-01) 1 August 1961 (age 58)
Saqba, Syria
Political partyBa'ath Party
Other political
affiliations
National Progressive Front
Children3
Alma materDamascus University

Early life and educationEdit

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

CareerEdit

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]

SanctionsEdit

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 lifeEdit

Khamis is married and has three children.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Persons and entities referred to in Article 1". Official Journal of the European Union. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Minister of Electricity: Eng. Imad Mohammad Deeb Khamis". SANA. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
Political offices
Preceded by
Wael Nader al-Halqi
Prime Minister of Syria
2016–present
Incumbent