Behind every great business, there is a great mind. The mind of Roberto Santiago has always been progressive. From working at a cafe to writing a blog, Roberto Santiago worked hard to achieve his goal of becoming a businessman. Finally, after much endurance, Santiago invested into a car tonnage company that utilizes technology to provide the manufacturer with useful and decorative objects. He would later open his own company of the same concept.
Roberto Santiago is most known for opening the largest shopping mall in Joao Pessoa (and possibly even the country!), the Manaira. Roberto’s goal in opening this was to prove that Brazil was ore than just sandy beaches. The Manaira was built in the late 80’s and is the heart of Joao Pessoa. The mall has 11 technologically advanced movie theaters all equipped with bar services, snacks, and games. 3 of these theaters offer viewers a 3D option. These features make the Manaira the perfect entertainment spot. Manaira is around 75,000 square meters and hosts over 280 stores.
The Domus Hall is also at this mall hosting live concerts and performances regularly. Fashion stores, bowling allies, and even arcades are featured at this mall making it great for all ages. The success of Manaira led Roberto to open similar concepts in Brazil, like the Mangabeira, opened in 2004.
Roberto Santiago is not just a businessman, but a skilled sportsman as well, earning trophies for both karting and motocross. Santiago’s broad and bold investments in retail and development, and his strong determination, has given him a very respectable reputation as a businessman and entrepreneur. He is regarded as one of the most prominent people in Brazil.
Santiago went to school at Pio X-Marist College and the University Center of Joao Pessoa (a.k.a UNIPE) and obtained his degree in Business Administration specializing in business management. His dedication to success and passion for business has guided Roberto throughout his career. Some inspiring and fascinating facts about Roberto Santiago’s success are that he designed the Manaira Shopping Mall himself, and that he opened it when he was only 30 years old. View more articles on portaldolitoralpb.com