Board of Directors
Jack A. Fusco
Jack Fusco is a Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cheniere Energy, Inc., the leading exporter of U.S. liquefied natural gas. Mr. Fusco serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors and President and Chief Executive Officer of Cheniere Energy Partners GP, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company and the general partner of Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P., a publicly traded limited partnership that is operating the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal. Mr. Fusco is also a Manager and the President and Chief Executive Officer of the general partner of Sabine Pass LNG, L.P. and the Chief Executive Officer of Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC.
Mr. Fusco served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Calpine Corporation from August 2008 to May 2014 and as Executive Chairman from May 2014 through May 11, 2016. Mr. Fusco was recruited by Calpine's key shareholders in 2008, just as the company was emerging from bankruptcy. Calpine became America's largest generator of electricity from natural gas, safely and reliably meeting the needs of an economy that demands cleaner, more fuel-efficient and dependable sources of electricity. As CEO of Calpine, Mr. Fusco managed a team of approximately 2,300 employees and led one of the largest purchasers of natural gas in America, a successful developer of new gas-fired power generation facilities and a company that has prudently managed the inherent commodity trading balance sheet risks associated with being a merchant power producer.
Mr. Fusco's career of over thirty years in the energy industry began with his employment at Pacific Gas & Electric Company upon graduation from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1984. He joined Goldman Sachs thirteen years later as a Vice President with responsibility for commodity trading and marketing of wholesale electricity, a role that led to the creation of Orion Power Holdings, an independent power producer that Mr. Fusco helped found with backing from Goldman Sachs, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1998-2002. In 2004, he was asked to serve as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Texas Genco LLC by a group of private institutional investors, and successfully managed the transition of that business from a subsidiary of regulated utility to a strong and profitable independent company, generating a more than 5-fold return for shareholders upon its merger with NRG in 2006.