Alwaght- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued on Wednesday officially issued a decree charging Imad Mohammad Deeb Khamis with forming the government of the Syrian Arab Republic.
According to the country's official news agency SANA, Imad Mohammad Deeb Khamis was born in Damascus Countryside in 1/8/1961. He has a degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in energy from Damascus University, in addition to acquiring certificates for several courses including middle management, disaster management, strategic management, time management, and leadership skills development. He also participated in 11 conferences abroad on energy policies.
Khamis occupied several administrative posts at Damascus Electricity General Company between 1987 and 2000, in addition to working as director of energy services at the Electricity Ministry and in the UN-sponsored energy preservation project between 2001 and 2003.
Between 2003 and 2005 he worked at the Damascus Countryside Electricity General Company as Assistant Director General, and from 2005 to 2008 he became its Director General, and then became Director General of the General Establishment for Electric Power Distribution and Investment between 2008 and 2011. He occupied the post of Electricity Minister since 2011.
Khamis has been a member in al-Baath Arab Socialist Party since 1977 and a member of the Party’s Regional Leadership since 2013, in addition to being a member in the Engineers Syndicate.
Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy it blames on some Western governments and their regional allies including Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the Israeli regime. According to a February report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people in total since March 2011.