Guilherme Paulus has built a name for himself as a prominent entrepreneur in Brazil. Together with Carlos Vicente Cerchiari, Paulus founded CVC also known as Operadora e Agencia de Viagens CVC Tour Ltda in 1972 when he was 24 years old. Guilherme Paulus has been part of the growth of CVC to become one of the largest tour companies in Latin America, earning the Entrepreneur of the Year award in the process.
Guilherme Paulus started off as an intern at IBM at a young age. Since then, he has demonstrated high level of entrepreneurial skills and passion to succeed and make his company a worldwide tour operator. The company now earns about $5.2 billion per year, thanks to his efforts that saw the company start trading publicly. The company looks to continue with its growth efforts by opening 100 stores per year.
CVC plans to expand to less populated areas in an effort to expand its market base. Additionally, the businessman is looking for ways to use Omni Channel Concept to integrate online vendors with physical agencies.
He has been recognized widely for his efforts to promote the economy of different countries through creation of employment opportunities and establishment of hotels, tours and airline businesses. Paulus won “Personality of the Year” award by Viagem e Turismo as well as “Revolutionary Consumer Relations” awarded by Modern Consumer.
Guilherme Paulus pursued business administration in college. He has an ability to come up with contemporary packages that put CVC ahead of its competitors. He is a council member of the National Tourism Council. The businessman’s outgoing personality helped him connect easily with partners and at one point, he purchased Webjet and established it to become one of the largest airlines in Brazil.
GJP Hotels & Resorts, founded in 2005, is another lucrative venture Guilhereme Paulus has indulged into. The hotel network started as a small venture and grew rapidly to control over 15 hotels and resorts in Brazil. His reputation was boosted higher by the Entrepreneur of the Year award he won in 2017. This came just after he had been featured on a prestigious magazine cover and after he had spent over $600 million investing in new hotels around Brazil. The chain of hotels has created 1900 employment opportunities in Brazil.