Louis Chenevert was chosen as the CEO of United Technologies Corporation in April 2008 and its chairman in January 2010. He had worked in UTC since the year 2006. He had previously served at Pratt and Whitney as the president since April 1999 to March 2006. Earlier before joining Pratt and Whitney, he had committed 14 years at the General Motors in the department of production acting as the manager.
He graduated with a degree in production management from the business school at the University of Montreal. He is a member of the executive agencies of the Business Debate where he executes tax and monetary policy committee and a member of the forum between the U.S and India.
During his work in Pratt and Whitney, his growth to the top of the ladder coincided with a renaissance lead to the increase in performance that is currently producing higher gains in the market share for the mother company. When he was appointed as the CEO at the UTC’s lead to an increase in share price from $37 to $117 that week which is a positive implication of a 200% shareholders value disregarding the payout of dividends.
This increment has been out of Chanevert’s action of moving hundreds of aerospace engineers from lower-cost setting back to Connecticut so that the company would have the flexibility of engaging their expertise where possible in both viable and military market.
Chenevert’s leadership skills were vividly displayed when he was the CEO at the UTC by having the ability to sort projects which had the highest possibility of attaining company’s objectives and goals through motivating people to work towards making the projects successful. In his project, Chenevert pet project called the GTF was ranked on the top and was chosen as an opportunity for the Airbus which established Pratt and Whitney as a powerful group in the marketing of narrow-bodied jet.
Louis Chenevert has earned a reputation for being dependable and competent CEO. While employed at UTC, he was described as a hardworking team leader and well-organized. He was also hired by Goldman Sachs where he was given the duty as an adviser to the firm’s commercial banking division
Roberto Santiago was born on July 16, 1958, in the state of Paraiba in Brazil, where he was also raised. He Developed a keen interest in business and entrepreneurship at a young age and proceeded to study at the Pio X-Marist College. Upon graduation, Santiago chose to further his academics at the University of Canter, in Joao Pessoa. It was from the University of Canter that he graduated with qualifications in Business Administration. Having obtained the relevant skill set in school, Santiago was ready to start his professional life. At a young age, Santiago began work at a company that manufactured décor, namely the Café Santa Rosa. However, his first proper business venture was establishing a company called Carton Age. He would later refer to Carton Age as the beginning of his career life. In a few years, Carton Age had gained wide recognition in Brazil. Benefiting from the experience he had gotten at Carton Age, Santiago sought to advance his career even further.
Santiago took this next step by establishing a company which he named Manaira Shopping Mall, in his hometown of Joao Pessoa in 1989. On its inception, Santiago’s vision of the mall was to serve the people of his hometown and the neighboring regions. He ensured the mall was strategically located to favor shoppers from all regions in the state. In a short time, the mall began attracting the attention of tourists from all over Brazil and other neighboring countries. This was partly attributed to the mall’s client-friendly approach to business, which ensured all clients were served to their satisfaction. With its state-of-the-art facilities and technology, the mall was slowly gaining traction worldwide, attracting more foreign tourists. The mall cemented its place as the regional leisure and entertainment hub. One of the mall’s most outstanding qualities remains to be its versatility. People across all age demographics can find a stall tailored to their needs in the mall.
By this time, Santiago had become widely renowned as one of the leading entrepreneurs in Brazil. He continued to receive acclaim for his vast achievements on the corporate scene. Away from his entrepreneurial success, Santiago is a soft-spoken man who has a passion for sports and philanthropy. He is viewed as an icon in Brazil, and as a symbol of dedication and perseverance to the business community. His notable achievements have seen him receive numerous awards and recognition throughout his career. In 2013, Santiago developed another mall in his hometown and named it Mangeira. With his two malls in the Paraiba region, Santiago has bolstered the socio-economic prospects of both the region and Brazil.