Roberto Santiago is the mastermind behind Brazil’s legendary Manaia shopping mall. Manaira is a shopping paradise and is one of the most renowned places to go for food, fun and purchasing boundless retail. As impressive as the massive entertaining shopping hub is, Santiago has a lifetime of many other great accomplishments. As a serial entrepreneur he has successfully hosted a career as a film director, playwright, autor, bloggist and businessman. He has been positively impacting Brazil and the city of Joao Pessoa where Manaia shopping mall is for over 37 years.
On November 29th, 1989 Santiago opened the Manaia shopping mall to the public. It took over two years of construction to complete. The first expansión occured in 1993 and four years later the second augmentation was implemented. The third expansión was in 2003 and the fourth in 2007. The mall continued growing and adding special features from that point on and became increasingly popular with residents and tourists alike. Inside the establishment you will find bowling allies, 3D theatres, amusement parks, tremendous game playing áreas, banks, a gym, countless food court options and even a university. You could spend days in the mall and not do the same thing twice. Read more on Mundo Do Marketing
Roberto has a business degree from the University of Joao Pessoa and also was a scholar at literary creation and imagary at Complutense University and the School of Letters of Madrd. He went on to screenwrite many films but most notably his film, The Longest Penalty in the World was nominated best adapted screenplay in 2006. He has authored many best selling books including children’s books. It seems everything Santiego sets his mind to prosperes, which is why he is widely regarded in the arts and business industry. Roberto is also very active in government servitude for the municipality of Sao Paulo. He previously held the past position of assistant president of the general committee of Brazilian employees. Currently he serves as a council member to the civil board of labor administration and duties. He spearheaded the redrafting of legal policies in regard to mínimum wage for Brazilian employees and this has made him highly recognized for his philanthropic Works.
Roberto Santiago is a generous humanitarian who helped many causes and ventures, including mentoring youth entreprenuers. With his guidance he has facilitated many people’s ideas and inventions into reality. He has won awards for his assistance and contributions in the superior labor courts. His other recognized awards consist of the Commemorative Award from the Consolidation of Labor Laws, the Cebrasse Sector service prize and for seven consecutive years one of the most influential Brazilian politicians from the Department of Parliamentary Counsel. Among the business community he is thought of as Golden. He has excelled even in the sports arena. Having an avid love for motor cross, he has won various trophies. With all of his many successes, Roberto has magnanimously invested back into his community and is a well respected man. Read more articles on exame.abril.com