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Dhiaa M. Jamil

Executive Vice President and 
Chief Operating Officer

Dhiaa Jamil
Dhiaa M. Jamil

Dhiaa Jamil, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Duke Energy, will retire midyear 2023 after a career spanning more than 41 years at the company.

As chief operating officer, Jamil is responsible for the company’s generation fleet, transmission grid, major project management and construction, environment, health and safety, and other related support functions. Through his leadership, the company improved safety performance dramatically and have led the industry in this important area for seven consecutive years.

Previously, he served as president of the company’s regulated generation and chief nuclear officer, where he was responsible for the largest regulated nuclear fleet in the country. Earlier in his career, he held various leadership roles at the Oconee, McGuire and Catawba nuclear stations, including station manager and site vice president. He was named chief nuclear officer in 2008 and chief generation officer in 2009.

Jamil’s service extends into the energy industry and the community. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Nuclear Energy Institute and chairs the UNC Charlotte Energy Production Infrastructure Center (EPIC) Advisory Board. He also serves as a trustee for the Duke Energy Foundation. Jamil is a past board member of Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited (NEIL). He also served on various utilities’ nuclear safety review boards and was a member of the National Nuclear Training Accrediting Board. 

Jamil received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. He is also a registered professional engineer in North Carolina and South Carolina. Jamil received the Bonnie E. Cone Lifetime Achievement Award from his alma mater. His leadership and passion for education have contributed to the development of the Energy Production Infrastructure Center, benefiting both UNC Charlotte and the Charlotte region. He currently serves as a member of the board of trustees at the university, advocating for students with financial needs and the region's economic development.

Jamil resides in the Charlotte community.

Last updated Jan. 24, 2023

Duke Energy

Duke Energy, one of the largest energy holding companies in the United States, supplies and delivers electric services to approximately 8.2 million customers in the Southeast and Midwest. The company also distributes natural gas services to approximately 1.6 million customers in the Carolinas, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 150 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK.