The Success of Manaira Shopping under Roberto Santiago’s Management

The lives of the resident of Joao Pessoa has been different since 1989 when Manaira Shopping mall was established. The launching of the business center significantly improved their economic and social lives. Manaira Shopping has several facilities that have made it a conducive place where people meet to shop or hang out. It was founded by Roberto Santiago who is one of the most accomplished entrepreneurs in the Paraiba state. At 59, the businessman’s has accumulated millions of dollars and is also the owner of Mangeria Shopping. The modern amenities that are offered at the mall attract thousands of shoppers and tourists from across Brazil. Manaira Shopping’s compound covers approximately 92,500 square meters. This enables it to have a garden and a parking space that can be used by over 3,180 vehicles.

 

Manaira Shopping’s security is always tight since it has 24/7 CCTV surveillance. All visitors who enter the mall are also screened by guards at the gate. Shoppers do not have to worry about incidents such as car break-ins at the parking lot. The trademark of the business center has been the entertainment and fun that it offers to its clients. It has made a significant investment in an electronic amusement park, a bowling space, a gaming area, and cinema halls. The mall’s state-of-the-art movie theaters have excellent 3D technology screens and have unique sitting arrangements. Customers enjoy free snack and bar services. The environment of the shopping center is very relaxing, and therefore, families and friends can meet there and have fun.

 

Different types of business activities are conducted at Manaira Shopping. The building accommodates enterprises such as banks, learning institutions, a food court, and about 280 shopping stores. Shoppers have access to a broad array of the products that include home supplies, jewelry, electronics, furniture, and fashion. The food court also stands out due to the variety of cuisines that it provides. It houses restaurants that range from fast food cafes to international brands such as KFC. The Domus Hall is also another great feature of Manaira Shopping. It is on the building’s roof top and has been used for hosting different types of events in the past eight years. Hall offers sufficient space of between 4000 and 10,000 depending on the kind of gig.

 

Roberto Santiago’s outstanding entrepreneurship skills have enabled him to build a multi-million dollar business empire. His career success has inspired many young people who wish to venture into different industries. The businessman is devoted to guiding future entrepreneurs in Joao Pessoa on how to accomplish their dreams. Santiago used to participate in motocross and kart champion races when he was still young and won many trophies. He still loves the two sports even though he can no longer race because of his old age.

 

Sheldon Lavin, OSI Group CEO

Sheldon Lavin is considered to be a giant in the food business and for good reason. He took a medium sized company, OSI, and turned it into the global power house it is today. OSI is one of the largest meat and food processing companies in the world, with a presence in some 17 countries. In his previous role as an investment banker, Mr. Lavin was already very successful. In fact, it was while working as a banker he came into contact with OSI. He had arranged financing for the companies expansion. This was in the early 1970’s and in those days OSI was named Otto & Sons.

While working a comfortable career as a banker opportunity presented itself and it was to take over the helm at OSI. He did this despite criticism and discouragement from others. In short, Sheldon Lavin wanted to try something new. While working for OSI Lavin had acquired nearly half of the company. As the years went by he learned the ropes and played a major part in creating the company is today. By the early 1990’s Sheldon took over the entire business and began an aggressive expansion internationally by opening branches in Taiwan, Europe, Philippines, India, and China, to name a few. To know more about Lavin click here.

During his tenure at the top of OSI, Lavin managed to get some prestigious awards. One such award was the Global Visionary Award, in 2016. The Award is presented by India’s Vision World Academy and it is given to those who have the necessary vision to succeed through perseverance. Another award he has won is the Life Time Achievement Award from RSM US LLP. Last year OSI received the highly respected British Safety Councils Globe of Honor, for the companies efforts in safety, hygiene, and environmental management.

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