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Dhiaa M. Jamil Executive Vice President and President – Duke Energy Nuclear

Dhiaa Jamil serves as executive vice president and president of Duke Energy Nuclear. He has overall responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of the largest regulated nuclear generation fleet in the U.S. In addition, he oversees companywide project management and construction, and new plant development. 

Jamil has more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry. Previously, he served as Duke Energy’s executive vice president and chief nuclear officer. Before that, he served three years as a group executive, chief generation officer and chief nuclear officer responsible for the safe and efficient operation  of nuclear, fossil and hydro generation fleets across Duke Energy’s then  five-state service territory. He was also responsible for the company’s supply chain and environmental, health and safety functions.

He joined Duke Power in 1981 as a design engineer in the design engineering department. After a series of promotions, he was named electrical systems engineering supervisor of Oconee Nuclear Station in 1989 and electrical systems engineering manager in 1994. He was named maintenance manager of McGuire Nuclear Station in 1997, station manager in 1999 and site vice president of McGuire Nuclear Station in 2002. In that role, Jamil was responsible for all aspects of the safe and efficient operation of the nuclear site. In 2003, he was named site vice president of Catawba Nuclear Station. In 2006, Jamil was named senior vice president of nuclear support. He led the organization responsible for plant support, major projects and fuel management for Duke Energy's nuclear fleet. In addition, he was responsible for regulatory support, nuclear oversight and safety analysis functions. He was named chief nuclear officer in 2008 and chief generation officer in 2009. Following the Duke Energy/Progress Energy merger in July 2012, he was named executive vice president and chief nuclear officer. He assumed his current position in March 2013.

Jamil received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and has completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. He is a registered professional engineer in North Carolina and South Carolina. He also completed the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations’ (INPO) senior nuclear plant management course and received Duke Energy’s technical nuclear certification.

Jamil currently serves on the board of directors for Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited (NEIL). He is a former member of the INPO Executive Advisory Group and the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Nuclear Strategic Issues Advisory Committee Steering Group. He has also completed a three-year assignment as a member of the Council of the National Academy for Nuclear Training and was a member of Dominion Energy Management Safety Review Advisory Committee, TVA Nuclear Safety Review Board and Pacific Gas & Electric Nuclear Safety Oversight Committee.

Jamil is currently a trustee at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and serves as chair of the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center at UNC Charlotte. He also serves as a trustee of The Duke Energy Foundation.

Jamil and his wife, Hope, have a daughter and two sons.

Duke Energy, the largest electric power company in the United States, supplies and delivers electricity to approximately 7 million customers in the Southeast and Midwest. The company also distributes natural gas in Ohio and Kentucky. Its commercial power and international businesses operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a growing renewable energy portfolio. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK.

August 28, 2013