Most major cities have citizens who have really left their mark. That couldn’t be truer about the bustling Brazilian city of Joao Pessoa and Roberto Santiago, one of its most successful businessmen and entrepreneurs. The vast majority of the more than 800,000 people who call Joao Pessoa, the capital of the state of Paraiba, home are aware that Santiago is the developer and owner of the thriving Manaira Shopping Mall. Located in the bustling downtown district, Manaira is more than a mall. It is a full-fledged, one-stop shopping, dining and entertainment destination, and it has helped Roberto Santiago rise to amazing heights of success.
Newcomers to the mall tend to be shocked by its sheer size. Indeed, many liken it to a city within a city, as it is home to such a vast array of shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment destinations. Additionally, it offers practical services like banking as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center. It is also home to Higher Education of Paraiba, a college, so it is not uncommon to see students shopping and hanging out. Without question, it makes Roberto Santiago happy, as he has always been adamant about the value of obtaining a higher education. Visit Roberto’s profile page on Facebook.
Roberto Santiago doesn’t just talk the talk. From a young age, he had big, ambitious plans. Early on, it was evident that he had a natural talent for writing. As the internet came into being, Santiago delved into the world of blogging and did quite well with it. However, he realized that there was more to life and decided to attend Pio X Marist College for his undergraduate studies. By then, he knew that he wanted to leave a mark on Joao Pessoa, so he earned a degree in business administration from University Center of Joao Pessoa.
The successful Brazilian entrepreneur made sound investments in a cardboard box manufacturing company. As a result, he ended up with the capital that he needed to purchase a sprawling plot of land near the heart of downtown Joao Pessoa. In 1989, at just 30 years old, Roberto Santiago opened the doors to Manaira Shopping Mall. In the years since, he has opened a second shopping destination, Mangabeira Shopping Mall.
Although he is primarily focused on running his businesses, Roberto Santiago knows the importance of having fun too. For that, he enjoys bowling, and he is an avid fan of motocross. As for his future plans, he undoubtedly has plenty of exciting things in the works.