Roberto Santiago was born in Joao Pessoa on July 16, 1958. This is also where he grew up. He started working at an early age at a company that manufactured cardboard boxes. It was there that he likely developed the work ethic that would propel him to become a real estate developer and legendary Brazilian entrepreneur.
He worked his way up to becoming one of the riches men in Brazil. He also well known for being able to write in a prolific manner. His experience and knowledge have allowed him to diversify his wealth in various industries. He has a keen sense for investing in businesses that will offer a positive return.
Every successful entrepreneur seems to have a specific education or knowledge that fuels their success. Roberto Santiago attended Pio X-Marist College and transferred to Joao Pessoa where he earned a BA degree. Today, he owns what many consider to be the most glamorous shopping centers in all of Brazil: the Manaira Shopping Mall. After first purchasing the land, it took him several years to complete the malls development.
The mall stands out due to its many amenities, which include a concert hall on the roof, gaming area, theatre, unique shopping experiences and venues, college, and a gym. The rooftop area can accommodate weddings, conferences, graduations, and virtually any meeting or gathering. The space can handle 10,000 standing individuals, and 4000 seated persons. The hall also features modern sound-proofing, air conditioning, and a high-tech music system. Many international artists have performed at the venue.
One of the elements that makes the mall stand out is that he designed it as an “experience” that people and families can enjoy. The venue has something for everyone. Its food court offers various foods that can fit everyone’s budget. The mall was also built between two beaches allowing for an amazing view. Anyone visiting the area will surely want to visit the Manaira Shopping Mall. Roberto Santiago also established the Mageira Mall in 2013. This mall, along with the Manaira contributes significantly to the Brazilian economy, while providing consumers with an amazing shopping experience.
Daniel Taub may very well be one of the most beloved ambassadors the United Kingdom has had in recent years. The British native and Israeli resident served as Israel’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom for four years. Daniel moved to Israel in 1989 and since that time he has been heavily involved with the territory’s politics and affairs, holding several legal and diplomatic posts.
The Israeli and British both love him the same. There hasn’t been an envoy as popular with the people of the state of Israel since Shlomo Argov, who was assassinated in the early 1980’s. He was able to look out for both states best interest without causing any friction between the sides. The relationship between the two are as good right now as they have ever been. Perhaps what makes Daniel so popular is his casual demeanor. He despises formalism and tries to avoid it when he can.
Daniel Taub initially received much criticism when it was first announced he would be the new ambassador. Many felt he was too junior for the position at the time. Not to mention he was only the second Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom born in Britain.
Because of Daniel’s many accomplishments in his short time as ambassador he is often asked what is his secret to success. His answer is simply that he chooses to learn from his life lessons. Without elaborating too much he gave a list of quotes that he lives by on a daily basis that include: Never look back, you are what you read, over indulge and stomp regrets, and take advantage of speaking with both friends and opponents alike.
Daniel was just a young man when he decided to move to Israel. Though young and inexperienced he was full of ambition and driven to be successful in whatever he put his mind too. Starting from humble beginnings as a combat medic in the Israel Defense Forces he diligently worked his way up the ladder and eventually landed a job speech writing for President Chaim Herzog.
Daniel Taub is a scholar at heart. He has attended and graduated from 3 major educational institutions including Oxford University. He will be dearly missed by those who understand what he did as ambassador.
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