The REA Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Mathieu Jérôme to the Board of Directors of the REA Foundation. Mr. Jérôme is presently the Public and Private Partnerships Development Manager for the multinational SOPREMA, a leader in waterproofing and insulation for buildings. He is recognized for his expertise in business development and partnership management within the construction and infrastructure industry. With his leadership in planning, Mr. Jérôme participated in the organization of the Olympic and Paralympic flame relay from ocean to ocean for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games. A native Montrealer, with a passion for music and the visual arts, Mr. Jérôme has honed his skills in a business environment that marries creativity and rigour in the business worlds of architecture, real estate development and international resorts. In particular, he has distinguished himself for his international experience and culture after living and working outside of Montreal for nearly 10 years (elsewhere in Canada, France, Switzerland and Australia). Mr. Jérôme will contribute to fundraising and to enhancing the profile of the REA Foundation.