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Jérôme Derudder

CEO, BÂTI’TOIT

Jerome Derudder is the co-founder in 2007 and president of the work integration social enterprise Bâti’Toit. This structure currently employs 20 people and is active in the construction of wooden frame houses and also in the manufacture of cheap furniture made of recycled wood in partnership with Emmaus Le Havre.

Previously, in 1978, Mr. Derudder joined the family business DERUDDER headed by his uncle Jacques Derudder in Le Havre. Co-manager of the company in 1981 with his cousin Philippe, he took over the family business in 1989 and led the company from 1991 to 2012.

The “Golden Laurel” of quality is awarded to the company in 1989 by Mr. Laurent Fabius former Prime minister.

Mr. Derudder has been a member of APM (Association for the Progress of Management) for 15 years. He co-founded in 1995 with Gerard Mignot the association « Seine-Estuaire Entreprendre » (now «Réseau Entreprendre Seine-Estuaire») that provides funding (unsecured and interest free loan) and support for entrepreneurs. Today he is still a member of the board of the association.

In 1994, he co-founded the work integration social enterprise through economics « Nous Croyons en Toit ». This structure which employed up to 60 people (Rmistes / SDFs) built an emergency shelter from recycled materials.

In 2000, he co-founded the work integration social enterprise for women “Le Grenier”. This structure now employs 53 people and collects 200 tons of clothing per year. Mr Derruder is the Director of this association.

Mr. Derudder received the Insignia of Knight of the National Order of Merit awarded by Antoine Rufenacht, Mayor of Le Havre, on April 30th, 2010.