Roberto Santiago has grown to become one of the most successful businessmen in Brazil and to some extent the world. The 58-year-old Santiago has made a name for himself through the establishment of the famous Manaira shopping mall. It even came as a surprise to him that he will achieve all this greatness at such an early age.
Born and raised in the Brazilian town of Joas Pessoa, Santiago’s life has all been about hard work, great determination and excellent entrepreneurial skills. These three elements are what have defined him right from his early ages.
His knack for entrepreneurship started right from his days at school. He first enrolled in school in Brazil for his primary and high school education. From here he enrolled at the famous and prestigious Pio X Marist College in his native Brazil.
He passed highly and earned a slot at the prestigious University of Centre where he acquired his bachelor’s degree in business administration.
His schooling days are hat shaped Santiago to be who he is now something he has never failed to mention in the many talks he has held.
His career started when he was hired to work at café Santa Rosa a company involved in manufacturing décor in Brazil. It is from this first job that Santiago got the burning desire to start his own company.
He learned a lot of business skills at the café, and this was what set him up to climb up the business ladder. His first business was the cartonnage company he open, and he was involved in selling cartoons made from cardboard.
Under his leadership, the company grew, and it was reputed as it produced excellent decorative products
The company did exceptionally well and it from the profits it made that sating went on to save and invest in real estate. Massive investments are what gave him his most significant breakthrough yet in the abusiveness world.
He took advantage of the stable an profitable Brazilian real estate to invest in land and real estate. But the one thing that made him come to the fore was his most significant investment that was developing the Manaira shopping mall back in 1980 through to 1990s.
The mall became the talk of the town with it state of the art developments features which attracted clients and investors.
The mall has made great headlines, and it has grown significantly by housing several outlets including banks, shopping stores, theaters, gaming areas, food courts, gym and even financial institutions.
Having a good shopping experience is what inspired Santiago. He wanted a mall that was modern and would suit any modern family.
For Santiago, it has been a journey of success starting from humble beginning all the way to the rich list. All your business leader can get t learn a few things from him.