In his early twenties, Guilherme Paulus was presented with an idea that would change his life forever. He was travelling across Brazil when one Carlos Vicente Cechiari hinted to him about setting up a travel agency. That small conversation would result in the birth of CVC Brazil Operadora. The two joined hands in 1972 to be among the pioneers of Brazil’s tour industry.
He began his illustrious career at IBM where he was an intern. The move to get into business proved to be decisive. Guilherme Paulus took the world by storm and went on to achieve great things. The tour operator has gone beyond Brazil and is acclaimed as the best in Latin America.
The journey began in Sao Paulo where he hails from. The company has grown steadily over the years and currently makes $5.2 billion every year. Its shares have also been available in the stock exchange market for the past five years. Their services are available all over Brazil where their stores are spread out. Plans are in place to further expand their coverage in the country. The physical stores are also supplemented by online vendors.
His many years in the industry recently resulted in an Entrepreneur of the Year award. He had also received the Revolutionary Consumers Relations award courtesy of Modern Consumer. These awards have been supplemented by awards on the global scene as he has positively impacted the tourism sector of numerous other countries. France, which is top of that list, recognized his efforts in their industry back in 2012.
As his travel agency kept growing, he tried his hand in the hotel industry. The result was the development of the GJP Hotels & Resorts network that already has 14 hotels under its umbrella. His ability to offer diverse services has ensured that Guilherme Paulus cemented his position among the very best entrepreneurs in Brazil.
Other than his business engagements, Guilherme Paulus has also participated actively in a good number of charitable causes. For more than ten years now, CVC has given generously towards Dr. Klaide Care’s Educational Institution. Thanks to this generosity, learning opportunities and medical care have been made available for many youngsters in his local community. He has also made it possible for the less fortunate to get opportunities in the tourism sector through the PIET project.
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