Roberto Santiago, the Brain Behind the World’s Exquisite Treasures, the Manaira Shopping Mall

Roberto Santiago is an all-round person having ventures ranging from trading, sportsmanship, and business. He is the owner of one distinct mall, the Manaira Shopping Mall, which is the largest of its kind in Paraiba. The mall was founded in November 1989 and is favorably located between the north coasts of the Joao Pessoa counties. This complex is a cocktail of leisure and fun and is a major reference point of a strong investment venture. Within its walls are eleven movie theaters which harbor the most up to date modern cinematic projection technology.


Other than that, the enterprise includes a VIP and 3D room and still incorporates a Stadium System with glamorous armchairs fashioned to showcase a stand position. Not to be left unmentioned is the entertainment grid with an electronic amusement park Game station which holds up to 200 gaming machines that are designed differently to cater to the different tastes and age limits. Manaira Shopping Mall also has among the largest concert halls, the Domus Hall, which is located on its rooftop.


The Domus Hall can accommodate four thousand people sitting and ten thousand standing. It also has two floors designed to host guests with its second floor having ten private cabins which have access to lounge music and dressing rooms. The ground floor provides a platform for stand-ups, graduations, mega shows, private events, and even weddings. The shopping mall exhibits not only pure entertainment but also culture expressions.


There are various exhibitions of diverse cultures organized in their fields that foster knowledge of specific cultures. With this in place, Roberto has partnered with the purchasing center and participated in social projects giving children from different institutions the opportunity to understand the exhibitions in a fun way. Today, the Manaira Shopping has received recognition not only in the Paraiba state but also in the country at large. The mall has over 300 stores with coverage of 75,000-meter squares of Gross Leasable Area (GLA).


Other than the Manaira Shopping, Roberto Santiago also owns another major enterprise, the Mangabeira Shopping Center. The center was launched in November 2014 and is currently the most recognized commercial development enterprise all over Joao Pessoa.


Other than securing great success in business, Roberto Santiago has also excelled in sports. He earned the first place trophy in state championships severally and was the first Brazilian to be a winner in the Brazilian kart championship. Roberto has also received other titles in several motocross competitions. He was the champion in the 250cc category in Northeast and also 250vc and 125cc both at Paraibano championship.


Roberto Santiago has always had an eye for opportunity and would use the slightest hint to seize one. He is a man of a great aggregation vision in entrepreneurship and is attentive to see a point of growth in every opportunity he lands. He started small and has grown massively with his name commanding respect in the business world. His professional career started off at Café Santa Rosa. This cannot be compared to the great fortune he has today and a legacy that is yet to be outshined.


Louis Chenevert’s Game Changing Decisions at UTC

As a graduate of production management from HEC Montreal, Louis Chenevert got the opportunity to use his newly acquired knowledge at General Motors. He served the company for a period of 14 years rising up to the rank of production manager at the time. Having honed his skills, Louis Chenevert decided to move on to pursue other opportunities. In 1993, he joined Pratt & Whitney Canada. While working for the aerospace manufacturer, he rose to the position of president after only six years. The experience from motor vehicle manufacturing had been swiftly transferred to aerospace manufacturing.

After seven years as president of Pratt & Whitney, Louis Chenevert moved over to UTC where he was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company. It is here he arguably had the best of his career. The experience and skills of the years worked culminated into success all at once. The legacy in UTC will probably remain unmatched by any other CEO for quite some time. As the 2008 recession was beckoning and many companies shifting to losses, UTC under the leadership of Louis Chenevert was making significant gains in the market.

The shrewd business personality was finally becoming too huge for the industry to ignore and in the year 2011, he was awarded several high profile awards for high performance. The year 2011 was probably his finest moment. He finally announced the acquisition of Goodrich a deal worth 18.4 billion dollars. The deal needed extraordinary acumen to push through and remains the most significant merger in the industry to date.

While the merger continues to create value for UTC, it is perhaps the Geared Turbofan Engine that ranks up higher on his achievement. The idea wasn’t received very well when Louis Chenevert introduced it at first. He was clear however that decoupling the fan was going to work for the next generation of engines. He managed to convince UTC to commit to the development of the technology and the rest is now a history of growth. Although Louis Chenevert resigned from UTC in 2014, the strategic decisions he took while CEO is still the major drivers of growth in the company.