In 1958 Roberto Santiago was born in Joao Pessoa João is the capital of the state of Paraíba in Brazil. He received a Business Administration degree from the University Center of Joao Pessoa. He also attended the Pio X-Marist College and graduated with a Master’s Degree.
Today, Roberto Santiago is a successful Brazilian businessman, generous entrepreneur, and an intelligent visionario who loves Brazil. Mr. Santiago started a business after he graduated so that he could help employ more of his conterrâneos. At the time, his business was a Cartonnage industry company that made cardboard boxes, paper and packaging products.
It was through his lucrative paper company business that he was imbued with the idea of creating a posh mall for his native Brazilians to work in, as well as to shop and dine in elegance. Thus, the great Manaira Shopping Mall was created and designed with local floral landscaping and other beautiful architectural features. Manaira is a city within Paraiba in the northeastern part of Brazil.
Roberto Santiago has further designed the Manaira Mall with a concert hall called The Domus Hall. Domus Hall was created atop the mall’s rooftop. The concern hall has already been used by many local Brazilian entertainers and other international artist who ordinarily would not have thought to perform in Brazil. Mr. Santiago also invites the local residents to use Domus Hall for weddings, anniversaries, graduation events, regional fairs, and cultural activities.
As you can tell, Manaira is Brazil’s largest mall in the Paraiba region. Mr. Santiago purchased the property in 1987 now occupied by the multi-leveled Mall. The Manaira Mall was completed in 1989. It was Roberto’s desire to improve the shopping, dining, and social activities for the region’s residents. Also, in 2013 Roberto Santiago built another modern mall call Mangerira. Mangerira is not built on the same scale of Manaira, but was a shopping center, Mangerira is a success.
Roberto Santiago does not miss an opportunity to talk to young Brazilian youths on the importance of becoming their own businessmen, to positively increase the image of their country. Mr. Santiago also encourages Brazil’s millennials to become successful entrepreneurs. Talking about educating young adults, Roberto Santiago created a school within the Manaira Mall called The College of Higher Education of Paraiba.
In addition to shoppers and diners, the Manaira Mall is quite a place of activity with the school’s students and staff. Not only are there shops of all types within the tiers of Manaira Mall, there are also upscale nightclubs/bars, restaurants, banking companies, a huge food court, large multi-lane bowling alley, several 3-D movie theaters, gaming areas, and more.