PJM Appoints Asim Z. Haque Executive Director of Strategic Policy and External Affairs

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PJM Interconnection has appointed Asim Z. Haque as its executive director of strategic policy and external affairs. Currently the chairman and chief executive officer of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), Haque is stepping down from the Commission and will join PJM on March 11, 2019.  He will be advising on energy policy matters and will be responsible for engaging and fostering relationships with members of state and federal government in PJM’s 13 states and the District of Columbia. 

“Asim is respected for his astute insights into policy and practical questions facing our industry. He will bring a unique and thoughtful perspective to PJM, informed by his recent service as chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio,” said Vincent P. Duane, senior vice president, general counsel, Law, Compliance, & External Relations. Haque will report to Denise R. Foster, vice president – State & Member Services.  

Haque was appointed to PUCO by Ohio Governor John R. Kasich in 2013 and was reappointed to a second term in 2016.  As an attorney, he began his career in a general practice law firm, Ice Miller LLP in Columbus, where he represented a broad spectrum of clients in energy and utility matters. He went on to join the in-house counsel team at Honda of America Mfg., Inc. until his appointment in 2013.    Haque is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and political science. He received his Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where he was awarded the school’s Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award in 2015.