Prime Minister’s Office

Prime Minister Dr. Wael Nader al-Halaqi

– Born in Daraa,1964.

– Graduated from Damascus University, Faculty of Medicine, 1987.

– Master’s degree in Gynecology and Obstetrics, Damascus University, 1991.

– Director of Primary Health Care directorate in Jassem city, Daraa (1997-2000).

– Secretary of Daraa branch of al-Baath Arab Socialist Party (2000-2004).

– Chief of Doctors’ Union in 2010.

-Minister of Health, 2011.

-Prime Minister in the former government.

 -Married with four children.

Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Armed Forces
Minister of Defense, General Fahed Jassem al-Frei

– Born in Hama in January 1st, 1950.

– Joined the Military Academy in 1969 and graduated on in 1971 with the rank of Second Lieutenant, specialized in Armored Vehicles.

-Ranked Major General in 2001 and General in 2009.

-Chief of the General Staff of the Army and the Armed Forces, 2011.

-Minister of Defense in the former government.

-Married with three children.

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Local Administration, Omar
Ghalawanji

Born in Tartous, 1954.- Married with 4 children.

– Graduated from Lattakia-based Tishreen University, Faculty of Civil Engineering, 1978.

– Holds high-ranking positions in a number of departments and branches of the Military Housing Establishment (1978-2000).

– Deputy Chairman of Lattakia City Council (1997-2000).

– Director of the General Housing Establishment.

– Member of the Advisory Committee of the Arab Housing Ministers Council.

– Member of the Board of Directors of the Arab Union Contracting Company.

– Minister of Housing and Construction (2009-2011).

– Married with 4 children.


Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Walid al-Moallem

– Born in Damascus, 1941.

– Studied at public schools (1948 – 1960).

– Graduated from Cairo University, Faculty of Economics, 1963.

– Worked at the Foreign Ministry in 1964 and served in diplomatic missions to Tanzania, Saudi Arabia, Spain and England.

– Syria’s Ambassador to Romania (1975-1980).

– Head of Documentation and Translation Department at the Foreign Ministry, (1980-1984).

– Syria’s Ambassador to the United States of America (1990-1999).

– Participated in the Syrian-Israeli peace talks (1991 – 1999).

– Assistant Foreign Minister, 2000.

– Deputy Foreign Minister, 2005.

– He is married with three children.

Communications and Technology Minister
Dr. Mohammad Ghazi al-Jalali

-Born in Damascus, 1969.

-Graduated from Damascus University, Faculty of Civil Engineering, 1992.

-Ph.D. in Engineering Economy from Ain Shams University in Egypt, 2000.

-Assistant Minister of Communications and Technology, 2008.

-Married with three children.

Minister of Religious Endowments
Dr. Mohammad Abdelsattar al-Sayyed

-Born in Tartous, 1958.

– Graduated from Damascus University, Faculty of Economy and Trade,.

– Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from Damascus University.

– Director of Awqaf Department in Tartous and Mufti of Tartous (1985-2002).

– Assistant Minister of Awqaf for Religious Affairs, 2002.

–  Participated in many Islamic conferences.

-Minister of Awqaf in the former government.

– Married with three children.

Presidential Affairs Minister
Mansour Fadlallah Azzam

– Born in Sweida, 1960.

– Graduated from Damascus University, Faculty of French Literature, 1983.

-Diploma in International Relations from the Institute of Public Administration, Paris

– Holds a diplomatic position at the Foreign Ministry, 1994.

-Worked at the Syrian Embassy in Washington- US Congress affairs and Cultural Affairs (1995-2000).

– General Secretary of Presidency, 2008.

-Minister of Presidential Affairs in the former government.

– Married with three daughters.

Justice Minister Najm Hamad al-Ahmad

-Born in Aleppo, 1969.

-A Bachelor of Law in 1991 and three diplomas in Public Law, Administrative law and Administrative Sciences from the University of Damascus and the University of Ain Shams in Egypt.

– Ph.D. in Law from the University of Ain Shams

-He chaired committees formed in 2011 for judicial reform and drafting a new general elections law.

-Deputy Minister of Justice.

-Minister of Justice in the former government.

Interior Minister
Lt. Gen. Mohammad Ibrahim al-Sha’ar

-Born in Lattakia, 1950.

-Held a number of security positions.

-Minister of Interior in the former government.

– Married with 5 children.


Tourism Minister Bishr Riyad al-Yazigi

-Born in Aleppo, 1972.

-Graduated from Aleppo University, Faculty of Informatics Engineering, 1995.

-Member of the People’s Assembly.

-Minister of Tourism in the former government.

-Married with three children.



Electricity Minister Imad Mohammad Deeb Khamis

– Born in Damascus Countryside, 1961.

– Graduated from Damascus University, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, 1981.

-Director General of the General Company of Electricity, Damascus Countryside branch (2005-2008).

– Director General of the General Establishment for Electricity Transmission and Investment, 2008.

-Minister of Electricity in the former government.

– Married with 3 children.

Water Resources Minister Dr. Kamal al-Sheikha

-Born in Damascus Countryside, 1961.

-Graduated from Damascus University, Faculty of Civil Engineering, 1985.

-Ph.D. in Health Engineering from Moscow University, 1993.

-Assistant Minister of Housing and Construction (2004-2012).

-Assistant Minister of Water Resources, 2012.

-Married with four children.

Higher Educaiton Minister Dr. Mohammad Amer Mardini

-Born in Damascus, 1959.

– Graduated from Damascus University, Faculty of Pharmacy, 1982.

-Ph.D. in Pharmacy from Germany, 1988.

 -Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy at Damascus University (2004 -2006).

-Rector of Damascus University, 2011.

-Married with an only daughter.

Education Minister Dr. Hazwan al-Waz

-Born in Damascus, 1962.

-Ph.D. in Philosophy of Technical Studies.

-Director of Vocational and Technical Education at the Education Ministry, 2000.

-Director of Damascus Education Department, 2004.

-Chief of Engineers Union, Damascus Branch.

-Member of the Advisory Committee of European Training Institution for Mediterranean countries.

-Member of the Arab Writers Union in Damascus.

-Minister of Education in the former government.

-Married with 3 children.

Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade
Dr. Humam al-Jazaeri

-Born in Damascus, 1977.

-Graduated from Damascus University, Faculty of Economy, 1998.

-M.A. in Development Economies, 2004.

-Ph.D. in Economy from London University, 2008.

– Professor at Damascus University.

-Chairman of the Planning and International Cooperation Commission, 2013.



Industry Minister Kamal Eddin Tu’meh

-Born in Damascus, 1959.

-Diploma in Economy and Trade from Damascus University, 1985.

-Planning Director and Assistant Manager of the Chemical Establishment (1995-2002)

-Director General of the General Establishment of Chemical Industries, 2013.

-Minister of Industry in the former government.

-Married with four children.

Transport Minister
Dr. Ghazwan Kheir Bek

-Born in Lattakia, 1961.

– Graduated from Lattakia-based Tishreen University, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, 1987.

-Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the International Academic Committee recognized by the UNESCO, 2004.

-Director General of Inter-City Transportation Department in Lattakia.

– Director General of Tartous Port General Company, 2013.

-Married with three sons.

Public Works Minister Hussein Arnous

-Born in Idleb, 1953.

-Graduated from the University of Aleppo, Faculty of Civil Engineering, 1978.

-Head of Idleb branch of the Engineers Union (1989-1994).

-Director of the General Company for Roads (1992-2002).

-Assistant Minister of Transportation (2002-2004).

-Director General of the Public Establishment for Road Transportation (2004-2009).

-Governor of Deir Ezzor (2009-2011).

-Governor of Quneitra, 2011.

-Minister of Public Works in the former government.

Culture Minister Issam Khalil

-Born in Banias, Tartous, 1965.

-Graduated from Damascus University, Faculty of Law.

-Member of Arab Journalists and Writers Union.

-Member of the People’s Assembly, 2012.

-Married with two children.

Information Minister Omran Ahed al-Zoubi

Born in Damascus, 1959.

– Graduated from Damascus University, Faculty of Law.

-Member of several committees, including the committee of the New Constitution of 2011 and the Parties Law committee.

-Minister of Information in the former government.

-Married with four daughters.

Social Affairs Minister
Rima al-Qadiri

-Born in Damascus in 1963

-Graduated from French Literature Department at Damascus University in 1986

-Occupied a number of posts in private sector institutions in addition to the Syrian Commercial bank, Ministry of Economy, and Foreign Trade.

– Assistant head of the International Planning and Cooperation Commission in 2009 and a head of the commission in 2014.

Labor Minister Dr. Khalaf Sleiman al-Abdullah

-Born in Deir Ezzor, 1960.

-Graduated from Damascus University, Faculty of Law, 1983.

-Ph.D. in Law from Misr International University, Egypt, 2011.

-Director General of the General Establishment of Social Insurance since 2002.

-Married with 5 daughters and three sons.

State Minister for National Reconciliation Affairs
Dr. Ali Haidar

-Born in Hama, 1962.

– Ophthalmologist, Specialized in Eyes Surgery and Diseases, Damascus University, 1994.

-Minister of State for National Reconciliation Affairs in the former government.

– Married with two children.

Finance Minister Dr. Ismail Ismail

-Born in 1955.

-Graduated from the University of Damascus, Faculty of Economy, Accounting Department, 1980.

-Ph.D. from the Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany, 1983.

-Ph.D. in Financial Analysis, 1988.

-Head of the General Establishment for Cereal Processing and Trade (2001-2006).

-Professor at the Accounting Department of the Faculty of Economy, Damascus University, 2002.

-Minister of Finance in the former government.

State Minister for Environment Affairs
Dr. Nazira Farah Serkis

-Born in Aleppo, 1962.

– Graduated from Aleppo University, Faculty of Chemical Sciences.

-Diploma and MA in Analytical Chemistry.

-Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences from Aleppo University.

– Head of the Analytical Chemistry Department at Aleppo University (2001-2006).

– Minister of State for Environment Affairs in the former government.

Housing and Urban Development Minister
Mohammad Walid Ghazal

-Born in Aleppo, 1951.

– Graduated from Aleppo University, Faculty of Architectural Engineering, 1977.

-Chief of Syrian Engineers Union, 2011.

-Married with an only son.

Health Minister
Dr. Nizar Wehbe Yazigi

-Born in Damascus, 1961.

-Graduated from Damascus University, Faculty of Medicine.

– Assistant Director of al-Zahrawi Hospital General Administration since 2004.

– Married with two children.

Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform
Ahmad al-Qadiri

 -Born in Hasaka, 1956.

-Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences, 1981.

-Diploma in Crop Cultivation, 1992.

-Head of the Scientific Agricultural Research Center in Qamishli (1986-2000).

-Director of Hasaka Agriculture Directorate (2000-2007).

-Director of Modern Irrigation Project (2007-2011).

-Assistant Minister of Agriculture, 2011.

Internal Trade and Consumer Protection Minister
Jamal Shaaban Shahin

-Born in Homs, 1971.

-Graduated from Damascus University, Faculty of Law, 1992.

-Holds certificates in international arbitration.

-Minister of State in the former government.

-Married with five children.

Petroleum and Mineral Resources Minister
Sleiman al-Abbas

-Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering, the Romanian University of Ploieşti, 1982.

-An international certificate in oil well control.

-A contract arbitration certificate from the Arab Engineers Federation.

-Director of al-Jibseh Oil Fields, 1997.

-Director of Planning Department at the Syrian Petroleum Company, 2005.

-Member of the Board of Directors of al-Furat Oil Company, 2008.

-Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources in the former government.



Administrative Development Minister
Dr. Hassan al-Nouri

-Born in Damascus, 1960.

-Graduated from Damascus University, Faculty of Economy and Trade, 1982.

-Ph.D. in Public Administration-Human Resources Development- from John F. Kennedy University in the US, 1989.

-Secretary of Damascus Chamber of Commerce (1997-2000).

-Minister of State for Administrative Development Affairs (2000-2002).

-Married with five children

State Minister Hassib Elias Shammas

-Born in Aleppo, 1957

-Bachelor of Medicine from the formerly Soviet Union, 1982.

-Specialized in thoracic surgery and respiratory diseases at Kyiv University, 1986.

Minister of State in the former government.

-Married with two children.

State Minister Mohammad Muti’a Moayyad

-Born in Idleb, 1968.

– Graduated from Damascus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities –Sociology, 1992.

-Diploma in Sociology from Cairo University, 1994.

– Ph.D. in Media and Sociology from Cairo University, 2005.

-Member of the People’s Assembly since 2012.

-Married with two children.

 

State Minister Abdullah Khalil Hussein

-Born in Qamishli, 1959.

– Graduated from Aleppo University, Faculty of Economy and Trade.

-Member of the Central Committee of the Syrian Communist Party, 2000.

-Member of the People’s Assembly.

-Minister of State for Administrative Development Affairs in the former government.

– Married with three children.