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Chairman Asim Z. Haque

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Asim Z. Haque

Term ends: April 10, 2021


Asim Z. Haque is the chairman and chief executive officer of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.  He was appointed to the PUCO by Governor John R. Kasich in 2013, and reappointed by Gov. Kasich to serve a second term in 2016.

Chairman Haque, an attorney, began his professional career at a large general practice firm in Columbus where he represented a broad spectrum of clients in energy and utility matters.  He went on to serve as internal legal counsel for a global auto manufacturer, a role he held immediately prior to his appointment to the Commission.

Chairman Haque has represented Ohio’s interests in energy and utility matters within the state, nationally and internationally.  He has testified before members of the Ohio General Assembly, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and has educated regulators abroad through formal partnerships with the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Chairman Haque serves on the executive committee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), the board of directors where he is the Vice-Chair of the Task Force on Environmental Regulation and Generation, the Electricity Committee and the Critical Infrastructure Committee. He is a past president of the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utilities Commissioners (MACRUC), and serves on the MACRUC board of directors. In addition, he has been elected to serve on the Member Representative Committee of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation where he represents state government interests in maintaining reliability of the electric grid.

Passionate about public service, Chairman Haque is heavily involved in his local community. He has served on many local non-profit boards, and currently serves on the board of trustees of The Columbus Academy. Additionally, he is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy, and was a long-time mentor in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters school-based mentor program.

Chairman Haque is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University where he received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and political science, graduating cum laude with department honors.  He received his juris doctorate from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law where he received the school’s Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award in 2015.