Roberto Santiago  Owner of the Manaira Shopping Mall in Joao Pessoa

Achieving success in the highly competitive sector such as real estate can be highly challenging in developing countries such as Brazil. However, it is what Roberto Santiago has achieved in a brief period through his business insight and acumen. Roberto Santiago believes that it is essential to foresee the business and market trends to achieve success in any particular sector, and he understood that the people in Brazil are looking for modern and comprehensive entertainment venues like the shopping malls in the West. It is why he started the Mangabeira Shopping Mall, which was a massive success from the very beginning. Not only it helped him earned considerable popularity in the real estate sector, but also helped established himself as a successful entrepreneur and realtor in Brazil.


Roberto Santiago went on to build Manaira Shopping Mall as well that was opened to the public in the year 1989. In the new few years, Manaira Shopping went on to become a massive success in the region. As the popularity of Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping Mall grew with time, Roberto Santiago went on to add new sections in the mall. It attracted more attention to the mall and made it a go-to comprehensive entertainment venue in the city of Joao Pessoa. Many different types of entertaining events and shows were organized in the mall from time to time to ensure that the visitors are thoroughly entertained. Manaira Shopping Mall is a venue where there is something for all age groups to enjoy, starting from kid’s zone to movie theatre and from fine dining restaurants to food court and lounge.


At the terrace of the Manaira Shopping Mall, there is Domus Hall that has the total occupancy limit of more than 8,000 people. It is the perfect venue for hosting business conferences, concerts, exhibitions, weddings, and much more. The Domus Hall is equipped with the latest technology, whether it is lights or the telecommunication and conferencing facilities. So, whether you want to host a business summit, product launch, or want to organize a fashion show or wedding, it has emerged as an ideal venue in the city. The movie theatre in Manaira Shopping Mall is also highly appreciated by the people, and it has the latest 3D technology in three of its screens, which ensures that the new age movies with 3D technology can be experienced in an immersive manner.


Roberto Santiago has ensured that there is no compromise in the maintenance of the mall and that from time to time, something new and exciting is organized at the mall to keep the visitors entertained. The car parking space at the mall is also sufficient and can easily park more than 3,000 vehicles.



The Legacy of Louis Chenevert at UTC

Louis Chenevert worked with General Motors before joining the business unit of United Technologies Corporation, Pratt, and Whitney. He was elected president of Pratt and Whitney in 1999 and worked there for six years. He was, however, elected President and CEO of United Technologies Corporation in 2006. Not many people can be able to achieve what Louis Chenevert accomplished in a single year. It was under his able management that United Technologies Corporation recorded massive growth, a clear indication that Louis Chenevert made it his mission to leave an outstanding legacy at the company the moment he took over its leadership.

Louis Chenevert left the United Technologies Corporation in 2014 to take up a position as the Exclusive Advisor at Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking Division. As a real testimony to his legacy, there is not a day that passes at the United Technologies Corporation without his name being mentioned as a way of motivating the staff. The company is ranked highly over its competitors due to his selfless devotion to its growth.

His Background

Louis Chenevert has quite an outstandingly extensive portfolio. From acquiring his Production Management degree at HEC Montreal and winning the revered Quebec Quality Movement’s Harrington Medal in 1997, Louis Chenevert was inducted as a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Association in 2005. He is also a recipient of the National Building Museum’s Honor Award in 2009.

His achievements are too extensive to be aptly described in one article, but they remain true beacons of his legacy at United Technology Corporation. His tenure inspired growth that had never been experienced before and as many in UTC would quip, Chenevert was such a visionary that he did not only see his innovative approach to investment was good for business but for the suppliers too. His driving policy was based on the realization that it was only through investing in the people who work for the company that success would be achieved. He was a firm believer that vibrant economic growth would be achieved in the world through the creation of a competitive business environment.

The UTC staff and leadership mention the name Louis Chenevert with pride and commit to building on his legacy to spur the company to even greater heights.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco: A Man With A Vision

The year was 2009 when Luiz Carlos Trabuco took over the reigns at Bradesco. The time was critical as Bradesco had just fallen behind its chief rival Itau Unibanco. For the first time Bradesco was no longer the lending bank in Brazil. Luiz Carlos Trabuco stated when he took over the presidency of Bradesco that he was not concerned with regaining the number one spot in the banking industry in Brazil. He stated that he just wanted to serve the customers that they were supposed to be taking care of.

That may have been what he said at that moment, but the reality was that in 2015, Luiz Carlos Trabuco had made a very bold move for the bank. He sought approval from the board of the bank to buy out the Brazilian branch of HSBC. For those who do not know, this is one of the largest and most important banks in the world. The purchase of the Brazilian operations of that bank netted a price of $5.2 billion.

Given that purchase, Bradesco is now suddenly back in the fight for being the largest bank in the private sector in Brazil. It was supposedly not the mission of the new President to do that, but all these years later they may be on the verge of making that happen anyway. The branch network, number of account holders, and total investment funds are all areas now where Bradesco has regained the lead. They are still trailing in terms of total assets, but not by far.

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Luiz Carlos Trabuco says that the acquisition of HSBC has super-charged the growth of his bank. It would have taken six years of organic growth by Trabuco’s estimations for Bradesco to grow by the amount that it will by just acquiring this new bank. That is a big deal in any industry, and it really makes a difference when you are a bank trying to regain its footing.

Given all of these savvy moves, perhaps it should be no surprise that Luiz Carlos Traduce has been named as the Entrepreneur Of The Year by Dinherio.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco himself was born in 1951 in the city where the bank that he now runs originated from. He grew up to attend the University of San Pablo and graduate from there with a degree. He started working at the bank in 1969 and had to move his way up the ranks in order to get to the position where he eventually ended up. There were no shortcuts for this hard worker. Rather, he went through all of the positions that his workers would have to go through in order to move up and get promotions. This helped teach him all about the conditions at the bank and what it is like to work at the lower rungs.

He took over the presidency of a portion of the bank that generated about thirty percent of the profits for the bank. That is huge and gave him plenty of spotlight within the bank. It soon became obvious that he needed to be the next person to run the entire bank.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco has always been the type of person to include others in everything that goes on with the bank. He likes to hear from those who are still working their way up because he knows that good ideas can come from anywhere. If others had not given him the same opportunity, he would not be where he is now. He has not forgotten those lessons over time and remains a strong listener and plan implementer when he hears a good idea.

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