Dhiaa Jamil

Dhiaa Jamil

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Duke Energy


Dhiaa Jamil is executive vice president and chief operating officer of Duke Energy, one of America’s largest energy holding companies. Under his leadership, Duke Energy has intensified its focus on operational excellence leading the way to the highest levels of safety, optimized reliability and sustainable efficiency.

Jamil is Duke Energy’s senior executive for the regulated utility responsible for generation, transmission, environment, health and safety, supply chain, project management and construction, as well as other related support functions. Under his leadership, Duke Energy is transforming for the future of energy. Since 2005, the company has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 31 percent and plans to reduce emissions by 40 percent by 2030. In 2018, Duke Energy was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the 13th straight year. This strategy ensures customers have access to safe, reliable and clean energy while strengthening the company’s environmental stewardship.

Jamil has over 35 years of experience in the energy industry. Previously, he served as president of the company’s regulated generation and chief nuclear officer, where he was responsible for fleet integration and excellence strategy following the company’s merger with Progress Energy. 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 is a recognized thought leader in the energy sector’s business strategy. He is currently a member of the National Nuclear Training Accrediting Board and serves on the board of directors for Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited (NEIL) and the Nuclear Energy Institute. He also serves as a trustee of the Duke Energy Foundation. Previously, he served on various utilities’ nuclear safety review boards.

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. He is recognized for helping to transform both UNC Charlotte and the Charlotte region through his work to lead the development of the Energy Production Infrastructure Center (EPIC). 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. e also served on the board of directors of the York County, SC, Chamber of Commerce.

Jamil recently completed board service as a member of the board of directors of the Charlotte Research Institute and currently serves as a member of the board for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Foundation. He is a member of the INPO Executive Advisory Group, the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) New Plant Oversight Committee and the NEI Nuclear Strategic Issues Advisory Committee Steering Group.