James F. Illich

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Chairman of the Board , Director

Jim is a seasoned executive in developing and executing complex, world-class infrastructure projects.  He has held a diverse number of positions in the Energy and Engineering & Construction Industries and has worked in and traveled to over 60 countries.  

He joined Bechtel Corporation in 1988 and during the first seventeen years of his career with the company, he served in a variety of senior roles including Thailand Country Manager, Business Development Manager for international markets, Corporate Manager of Human Resources, and Project Director for major projects in Africa and Asia.  Jim was appointed General Manager for the firm in 2006 and he successfully ran some of Bechtel’s largest global businesses including LNG.  He has been involved in developing and executing many LNG export projects around the world. 

James W. Breyer

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Jim Breyer is the Project Sponsor and co-founding investor for the Énergie Saguenay Project. 

Jim is the Founder and CEO of Breyer Capital, a premier venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, CA and Austin, TX. Jim has been an early investor in over 40 companies that have completed highly successful public offerings or mergers. Several of these investments returned over 100 times their initial cost and many of these investments have returned over 25 times their cost to investors.