Imad Khamis

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.

Imad Khamis
67th Prime Minister of Syria
In office
3 July 2016  11 June 2020
PresidentBashar al-Assad
DeputyWalid Muallem
Preceded byWael Nader al-Halqi
Succeeded byHussein Arnous
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 59)
Saqba, Syria, United Arab Republic
Political partyBa'ath Party
Other political
National Progressive Front
Alma materDamascus University

Early life and education

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]


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.[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]

Corruption allegations

According to Al Akhbar, Khamis was detained after he was dismissed from premiership, and has been interrogated due to corruption charges.[3] However, Khamis was seen shortly after, when he was voting during the 2020 Syrian parliamentary election.[4]

Personal life

Khamis is married and has three children.[2]

See also


Political offices
Preceded by
Wael Nader al-Halqi
Prime Minister of Syria
Succeeded by
Hussein Arnous