Board of directors

James F. Illich

Jim F. Illich

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


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

Mr. Breyer is a Partner at Accel and is the Founder/CEO of Breyer Capital, an investment and venture philanthropy firm. Mr. Breyer has been an investor in over 30 consumer Internet, media, and technology companies that have completed public offerings or successful 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. In 2013, 2012 and 2011, Forbes ranked Mr. Breyer #1 in its Midas List of top technology investors. Fortune Magazine also named Mr. Breyer the #1 smartest investor in technology, and one of the 10 smartest people in all of technology. In October, 2012, Mr. Breyer was named to the Vanity Fair New Establishment Hall of Fame, and in June, 2012, he received the Silicon Valley Lifetime Visionary Award. In December, 2012, he was named AlwaysOn Venture Capitalist of the Year.