Mohammad al Jililati

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Mohammad al Jililati
Minister of Finance
In office
14 April 2011 – 9 February 2013
Prime Minister Adel Safar
Riyad Farid Hijab
Wael Nader al-Halqi
Preceded by Mohammad Al Hussein
Succeeded by Ismael Ismael
Executive Director of the Damascus Securities Exchange
In office
February 2009 – 14 April 2011?
Personal details
Born 1945 (age 71–72)
Political party Syrian Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party
Alma mater University of Damascus

Mohammad al Jillati (born 1945) is a Syrian economist and financial expert, who served as the minister of finance from April 2011 to 9 February 2013.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Jillati was born in Damascus in 1945. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the Damascus University in 1967, and a PhD in economics and finance from the former Soviet Union in 1975.


Jillati was a professor at the faculty of economics of Damascus University beginning in 1975 and chairman of the accounting department where for ten years, he participated in several committees of government economic reform plans in the public sector, in addition to the supervision of many doctoral dissertations.

He served as chairman of the society of chartered accountants in Syria for four years and vice chairman of the board of commissioners of the securities commission and the Syrian financial markets from 2005 to 2009. He was acting executive director of the Damascus Securities Exchange from the establishment of the market in February 2009 to 2011.[3]

In April 2011, he was appointed minister of finance in the cabinet of Adel Safar. His term ended on 9 February 2013.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Al-Jillati is married and has 5 children.


  1. ^ Syria: President Bashar al-Assad forms new government, 'BBC News, 14 April 2011
  2. ^ a b "Syrian president reshuffles economic Cabinet posts". Al Jazeera. AP. 9 February 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Landis, Joshua (17 April 2011). "Syria’s New Government". Eurasia Review. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Mohammed Al Hussein
Finance Minister of Syria
Succeeded by
Ismael Ismael