Imad Mohammad Deeb Khamis (Arabic: عماد محمد ديب خميس; born 1 August 1961) is a Syrian politician who was Prime Minister of Syria from 2016 to 2020 under President Bashar al-Assad. Previously, he was Minister of Electricity from 2011 to 2016.
|67th Prime Minister of Syria|
3 July 2016 – 11 June 2020
|Preceded by||Wael Nader al-Halqi|
|Succeeded by||Hussein Arnous|
|Minister of Electricity|
14 April 2011 – 3 July 2016
|Prime Minister||Adel Safar|
Riyad Farid Hijab
Wael Nader al-Halqi
|Preceded by||Ahmad Qusay Kayyali|
|Succeeded by||Mohammad Zuhair Kharboutli|
|Born||1 August 1961|
Saqba, Syria, United Arab Republic
|Political party||Ba'ath Party|
|National Progressive Front|
|Alma mater||Damascus University|
Early life and education
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 for the Damascus Governorate from 2005 to 2008. He was appointed Director-General of the Public Corporation for the distribution and investment power in 2008.
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.
According to Al Akhbar, Khamis was detained after he was dismissed from premiership, and has been interrogated due to corruption charges. However, Khamis was seen shortly after, when he was voting during the 2020 Syrian parliamentary election.
- "Persons and entities referred to in Article 1". Official Journal of the European Union. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
- "Minister of Electricity: Eng. Imad Mohammad Deeb Khamis". SANA. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
- "الحملة على الفساد تتمدّد: حيتان المال في القفص". al-akhbar.com (in Arabic). 14 July 2020.
- "وكأن شيئًا لم يكن .. عماد خميس من الإقالة و"التحقيق بتهمة الاختلاس" إلى صندوق الاقتراع". Etihad Press (in Arabic). 20 July 2020.
Wael Nader al-Halqi
| Prime Minister of Syria