Portail Résidences, is co-founded by Simon Bélanger and Jonathan Chirwa, 2 friends with strong and similar value systems. Although coming from 2 very different countries, they were raised with traditional view of the family where they learned to respect and take care of elders. They both completed their bachelor’s degree in 2018. Simon Bélanger in business management from HEC Montréal and Jonathan Chirwa in Computer Science from McGill University.
Simon Bélanger honed his problem-solving skills through his 6 year experience working as an industrial mechanics and later developed managing skills by becoming the plant’s maintenance supervisor. His communication skills followed him from his 14 years doing amateur theater to the business world. He is the Board of director at Jubilee Montreal for the past 5 years
Chief Technology Office (CTO)
Jonathan Chirwa co-founded and chaired Initiative For Change (IFC), a community-based youth organization in Malawi, where he nurtured his communication and decision making skills as a leader. After being awarded the McGill MasterCard Foundation Scholarship, he spent his 4 years at McGill as a mentor to more than 15 African youths seeking international scholarships. Since graduation, he has spent his time in the mobile and web development industry, cultivating his programming skills.