Category : Tourism Sector

Meet Guilherme Paulus: A Talented Entrepreneur

Guilherme Paulus and a Brazilian politician founded the CVC, a respected travel agency headed by top cream market executives, in the year 1972. At this time, Guilherme Paulus was only 24 years of age. The politician left four years after founding the company and Paulus was left to enjoy the fruits of the venture.

Under the care of Paulus, CVC has expanded to become one of the biggest tour operators in Latin America. In 2009, a section of CVC was purchased by the Carlyle Group, a global private equity company. In the year 2005, Guilherme started GJP Hotels & Resorts that control more than fifteen hotels in the country. Most of them are located next to airports. The business leader made a great deal of money in 2014 because of the many people who visited the country to watch the 2014 FIFA world cup.

In the year 2015, the firm got into the stock exchange. Nowadays, CVC makes revenues of about 5.2 billion U.S. dollars every year. Besides its fast growth, the company has the ambition of opening more than 100 stores every year. The tour operator is present in about 140 hypermarkets and 400 malls within Brazil. Besides this strategy of expansion, the firm commenced the procedure for internalization. It started the process of starting stores in towns with as low as 60 thousand inhabitants. In other words, it has the ambition of exploring places, which have not been explored by other businesses.

Another good thing about Paulus entrepreneurship is its social responsibility. The firm supports a project, whose main aim is to help young people know more about the good things and the negative things associated with the tourism. It also undertakes several other social responsibilities.

About Guilherme Paulus

Guilherme was born in 1949 in Sao Paulo. He holds a degree in Business Administration and has been working in the tourism industry for more than 50 years. The way he managed CVC shows Guilherme Paulus is a talented manager. He was able to transform a small startup to a big and well-reputed company. He is not only innovative but also he has the capability of identifying what people really want.

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