The owner of Manaira Shopping Mall, Roberto Santiago, is one of the most famous businessmen in Brazil. The prestigious shopping complex is located in Joao Pessoa. Roberto Santiago is a committed entrepreneur who also runs other business ventures. He deals with the manufacturing of home utilities and assorted gifts.
Born on 16th July 1958, Roberto Santiago lived with his family at Joao Pessoa. He attended Pio X-Marist College. Santiago joined the University of Joao Pessoa (UNIPE) where he graduated with a Bachelor`s Degree in Business Administration. He started to venture into businesses after completing his university education. He began investing while he was young until he made enough capital to start his chain stores.
Roberto Santiago demonstrated entrepreneurial skills when he was working at Café Santa Rosa. While holding a managerial position at the restaurant, Santiago learned how to invest and manage businesses. He later used his skills to invest in a packaging business by applying the techniques that are used to manufacture decorative objects.
Santiago saved enough money to purchase a huge piece of land in Joao Pessoa. He started developing Manaira Shopping Mall in 1987. The project was completed in 1989 when the shopping center was inaugurated. Since its construction, the Mall has undergone several expansions and renovations.
Manaira Shopping Mall is one of the largest shopping centers in Brazil. It provides a large space to conduct several activities, including entertainment and formal functions. The mall is comprised of several shopping centers, a gaming area, a food court, a gym, a college, a financial institution, cinema halls, and a rooftop cinema hall.
Manaira Shopping Mall provides a variety of entertainment activities. The movie theaters incorporate recent 3D films. The mall has a large gaming area with a bowling alley. The food court section has undergone several renovations to provide advanced dining stores with a variety of foods. The mall has high-end dining areas and fast food restaurants. Domus Hall, located at the rooftop, is used to host musical concerts, exhibits, graduation ceremonies and conferences.
Roberto Santiago built the mall in a strategic position to facilitate its accessibility. Buyers from different parts of the country visit the mall to purchase clothes, electronics, food, jewelry and other services. Joao Pessoa residents consider the mall an entertainment center. They visit the place for their leisure activities and refreshments. The college offers multiple degree courses to thousands of local and international students.
Other than being a dedicated business entrepreneur, Roberto is passionate about sports. He is a fan of different games which explains why he designed the mall as a sports and recreational center. He participated in numerous games during his college and university education. Over the years, Santiago has acquired multiple trophies in motocross and kart championships.