Board Member

Dhiaa Jamil

Independent Director since 2023

With more than 41 years of experience in the energy industry, Jamil is a trusted and dependable leader with a track record of operating generation assets safely, reliably and effectively. 

Jamil formerly served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Duke Energy, one of the largest energy holding companies in the United States, from 2015 until his retirement in June 2023, supplying and delivering electric services to approximately 8.2 million customers in the Southeast and Midwest. He is responsible for the company’s generating fleet, transmission grid, enterprise-wide project management and construction, environment, health and safety, as well as other related support functions. 

From 2008 to 2015, Jamil served as executive vice president of Duke Energy’s regulated generation and as chief nuclear officer, where he oversaw the largest regulated nuclear fleet in the country. During that time, he played a key role in Duke’s 2012 merger with Progress Energy, integrating and transforming a fleet of 12 nuclear units. Earlier in his career, he held various leadership roles of increasing responsibility at the company’s Oconee, McGuire and Catawba nuclear stations, including station manager and site vice president. 

Jamil has had a broad impact on the energy industry and communities served by Duke. He recently served 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, the company’s philanthropic arm focused on supporting vibrant economies, climate resiliency and justice, equity and inclusion. Jamil is a past board member of Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited (NEIL), which insures all nuclear power plants in the United States as well as some facilities internationally. He also served on various utilities’ nuclear safety review boards and was a member of the National Nuclear Training Accrediting Board.

A Charlotte, North Carolina, resident, Jamil received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and completed advanced management programs at both Harvard Business School and the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations.