Heads of Government

1 Rida Rikabi 1918-1920 Served following the establishment of the Kingdom of Syria under King Faisal after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and before the imposition of the French mandate.
2 Crown Prince Zaid 1920 Served under King Faisal briefly before the imposition of the French mandate.
3 Hashim Atassi 1920
1949
Served under King Faisal briefly before the imposition of the French mandate and briefly following the fall of Husni Zaim.
4 Alaa Al-Din Droubi 1920 Served following the imposition of the French mandate.
5 Jamil Ulshi 1920
1943
Served during the French mandate, including briefly under President Taj Al-Din Hasani.
6 Haqqi Azem 1920-1922
1932-1934
Served during the French mandate, including under President Muhammad Ali Abed.
7 Subhi Barakat 1922-1925 Served during the French mandate.
8 Taj Al-Din Hasani 1925-1926
1928-1931
1934-1936
Served during the French mandate, including under President Muhammad Ali Abed.
9 Ahmad Nami 1926-1928 Served during the French mandate.
10 Ata Ayoubi 1936
1943
Served during the French mandate, including under President Muhammad Ali Abed.
11 Jamil Mardam Bey 1936-1939
1946-1948
Served during the French mandate under President Hashim Atassi and following independence under President Shukri Quwatli.
12 Lutfi Haffar 1939 Served during the French mandate under President Hashim Atassi.
13 Nassouh Boukhari 1939 Served during the French mandate under President Hashim Atassi.
14 Bahij Khatib 1939-1941 Served during the French mandate.
15 Khaled Azem 1941
1946
1948-1949
1949-1950
1951
1962-1963
Served during the French mandate under President Taj Al-Din Hasani, following independence under Presidents Shukri Quwatli and Hashim Atassi, and under President Nazim Qudsi right before the Baath Party came to power.
16 Hasan Hakim 1941-1942
1951
Served during the French mandate under President Taj Al-Din Hasani and following independence under President Hashim Atassi.
17 Husni Barazi 1942-1943 Served during the French mandate under President Taj Al-Din Hasani.
18 Saadallah Jabiri 1943-1944
1945-1946
Served during the French mandate and at the time of independence under President Shukri Quwatli.
19 Fares Khouri 1944-1945
1954-1955
Served during the French mandate under President Shukri Quwatli and following independence under President Hashim Atassi.
20 Husni Zaim 1949 Served briefly after seizing power in Syria’s first ever coup d’état.
21 Mohsen Barazi 1949 Served briefly following Husni Zaim’s coup.
22 Nazim Qudsi 1949
1950-1951
Served under President Hashim Atassi following the fall of Husni Zaim.
23 Zaki Khatib 1951 Served briefly under President Hashim Atassi.
24 Maarouf Dawalibi 1951
1961-1962
Served under President Hashim Atassi before Adib Shishakli’s coup and under President Nazim Qudsi following Syria’s secession from the United Arab Republic.
25 Fawzi Selu 1951-1953 Served following Adib Shishakli’s coup.
26 Adib Shishakli 1953-1954 Served following his assumption of the presidency as well.
27 Sabri Assali 1954
1955
1956-1958
Served under Presidents Hashim Atassi and Shukri Quwatli in the time period between the fall of Adib Shishakli and the rise of Gamal Abdel-Nasser.
28 Said Ghazzi 1954
1955-1956
Served under Presidents Hashim Atassi and Shukri Quwatli in the time period between the fall of Adib Shishakli and the rise of Gamal Abdel-Nasser.
29 Nour Al-Din Kahaleh 1958-1960 Served as President of the Syrian Executive Council in the United Arab Republic under President Gamal Abdel-Nasser.
30 Abdel-Hamid Sarraj 1960-1961 Served as President of the Syrian Executive Council in the United Arab Republic under President Gamal Abdel-Nasser.
31 Maamoun Kuzbari 1961 Served briefly following Syria’s secession from the United Arab Republic.
32 Izzat Nuss 1961 Served briefly following Syria’s secession from the United Arab Republic.
33 Bashir Azma 1962 Served under President Nazim Qudsi.
34 Salah Al-Din Bitar 1963
1964
1966
Served following the Baath Party Revolution under Presidents Louai Atassi and Amin Hafez.
35 Amin Hafez 1963-1964
1964-1965
Served while as president as well.
36 Youssef Zuaiyin 1965
1966-1968
Served under President Amin Hafez and then under President Nour Al-Din Atassi after the far-leftist Baathists seized power.
37 Nour Al-Din Atassi 1968-1970 Served while as president as well.
38 Hafez Al-Assad 1970-1971 Served as prime minister while placing Ahmad Khatib as president until he could formally assume the presidency.
39 Abdel-Rahman Khlayfawi 1971-1972
1976-1978
Served under President Hafez Al-Assad.
40 Mahmoud Ayoubi 1972-1976 Served under President Hafez Al-Assad.
41 Muhammad Ali Halabi 1978-1980 Served under President Hafez Al-Assad.
42 Abdel-Raouf Qassim 1980-1987 Served under President Hafez Al-Assad.
43 Mahmoud Zoubi 1987-2000 Served under President Hafez Al-Assad.
44 Mustafa Miro 2000-2003 Served under Presidents Hafez Al-Assad and Bashar Al-Assad.
45 Naji Otri 2003-2011 Served under President Bashar Al-Assad.
46 Adel Safar 2011-2012 Served under President Bashar Al-Assad following the outbreak of internal unrest in Syria starting in March 2011.
47 Riad Hijab 2012 Served briefly under President Bashar Al-Assad before defecting from the government.
48 Omar Ghalawanji 2012 Served in an interim capacity under President Bashar Al-Assad until Wael Halqi was appointed as prime minister.
49 Wael Halqi 2012-2016 Served as prime minister under President Bashar Al-Assad during the height of the war in Syria.
50 Imad Khamis 2016- Currently serving as prime minister under President Bashar Al-Assad.