No matter how ignorant they might be, most Brazilians are familiar with the name Guilherme Paulus. Born in Sao Paulo, Guilherme Paulus is among individuals who have contributed significantly to taking the Brazilian tourism sector to the international map.
Currently, the owner of one of Latin’s America largest tour operators, known as CVC, Guilherme’s efforts have not been overlooked as he has been recognized and awarded multiple times. For instance, he was recently honored with the Entrepreneur of the Year accolade.
Guilherme Paulus deserves all the good fortunes crossing his path as he has worked so hard to reach where he is today. Paulus began working his way up the ladder by interning at IBM, and it was while here that he came across Carlos Cerchiari who gave him the idea of CVC. At a young age of twenty-four years, he joined forces with Carlos, and together they set up the first CVC office ever in 1972. Even though it was a success, Carlos left, leaving Paulus to run the business alone. Being a positive minded individual with an incredible entrepreneurship drive and ambition, Guilherme took this as a challenge, and he set his mind to excelling only. Since then he has helped broaden the horizons of CVC through unique business moves. For instance, in 2009, he reviewed the market for companies that could help CVC expand even more and sold part of it to the Carlyle group. This move has proved to be beneficial because today, CVC generates revenues of up to $5.2 billion annually and what’s more impressive is that this figure continues to increase with each wake.
To ensure consistent growth, Guilherme Paulus has dedicated himself to opening up a 100 stores annaully in different parts of the country, a factor that contributes massively to the firm’s expansion. However, unlike most investors, Paulus understands the essence of social accountability which is why he continuously gives back to the society through his company. For instance, Paulus donates to charities such as PIET, an organization dedicated to providing those who hail from poor backgrounds with access to quality education.
A little background info on Guilherme
Guilherme was born in Sao Paulo in 1949. He also grew up and studied his business administration course here and later interned at IBM. Besides CVC, Guilherme Paulus is also the business mind behind GJP resorts.
Check more about Guilherme Paulus: http://forbes.uol.com.br/negocios/2015/12/como-o-bilionario-guilherme-paulus-pretende-se-tornar-o-maior-hoteleiro-do-brasil/