Month: February 2018

Robert Santiago, the Visionary Owner and CEO of the Manaira Shopping Mall

The extraordinary CEO and owner of the Manaira shopping mall located in Joao Pessoa in Brazil is Roberto Santiago. This dynamic and cultural man driven to success with a powerful visionary mind was born on July 16, 1958, in Joao Pessoa. Roberto graduated from Pio X-Marist College before attending the University Center of Joao Pessoa. As a young man with an eyesight set for the future, he started out at the Café Santa Rosa, before investing in land that would become the Manaira Shopping Mall.


He bought the land in 1987. Constructed, over the next two years, the shopping center opened in 1989. Roberto, the owner of the largest shopping mall in Paraiba was just 30 years old when the Manaira shopping mall was completed and well ahead of his time with his vision for this extraordinary place.


Notwithstanding, the Manaira went through several expansions over two and half decades. The shopping center now boasts the Domus, a concert hall that hosts up to 10,000 people. It features state of the art sound system and acoustic insulation. It also highlights a nightclub that can host several different types of events like lectures, and theatrical shows such as musicals.


Also included is a cinema hall with 11 rooms, including a 3D and a VIP room, University, fitness centers, banks, and a food court among other highlights. Roberto Santiago had a vision of creating a contemporary shopping experience that offered a variety of amusements for the whole family.


Today the Manaira Shopping Center is one of the largest in Paraiba, and just last year the Manaira Shopping Center had another expansion that added 900 more stores. Santiago is continuing with the passion he started out with and improving the Manaira to ensure it stays fun, exciting and a place of leisure to all who visits. As Brazil continues to grow, Santiago’s dedication is to improve the city of Joao Pessoa by creating a place that tourist will want to visit.


He is one of the most well-known entrepreneurs around, so little he does can escape the attention of the people of Brazil for this well-loved and fascinating man. It’s little surprise that his philanthropy is greatly acknowledged. As a devoted motor-cross fan, and an enthusiastic bowler, he is better known for his sterling reputation in his business dealings. With one of the most in-demand shopping centers in Paraiba, and it’s varied dining and entertainment options available, it’s no wonder that The Manaira is well talked about as the place to be and Roberto Santiago as a visionary in contemporary Joao Pessoa, Brazil.