Guilherme Paulus is a renowned international entrepreneur that has specialized mainly in hotels and tourism management. Paulus was born in 1949, Sao Paulo. He studied Business Administration in college and had been working for the tourism industry for over fifty years. Paulus began his career as an intern at IBM.
In 1972, Guilherme Paulus together with his partner, Carlos Vicente, co-founded CVC, a prestigious tour company. Paulus worked hard to ensure that his company gains a prominent role in Brazil. He ensured customer satisfaction by delivering high-quality services and provided gift hampers that attracted the attention of more tourists.
In 2009, Guilherme Paulus had reached out for the global investment fund to help him establish his business much better. By 2013, the business was trading its shares on the stock exchange as a public company. Currently, CVC earns returns of approximately $5.2 billion per year, and it’s always on a mission to grow and increase its profits.
Read more on Forbes
Paulus also runs GJP Hotels and Resorts and a bunch of other prestigious hotels all over Brazil. He is considered one of the most influential entrepreneurs in Brazil.
Paulus believes in the act of social accountability. He has helped many youngsters who are disadvantaged but with a passion of working in the tourism industry. He has established organizations that focus on the provision of education on tourism management. He also sponsors various national projects such as the National Project of Professional Initiation in Tourism, a project that offers fast hand tourism experience to children.
In an interview with Inspirey, Guilherme Paulus mentioned that incorporation of technological advancements and creating an online presence is one of the key tips of his success. He stated that inclusion of his business on online stores has enabled him to gain many clients all over the globe. Brazil is a country with beautiful physical features, CVC has been able to use this opportunity adequately, by locating their facilities at amazing locations. The company believes in quality service delivery and ensuring the comfort of all their clients.
In recognition of his outstanding achievements, in 2017, Paulus was elected as the Entrepreneur of the Year. He earned this title due to his outrageous efforts in expanding the tourism industry in Brazil and creating employment for thousands of Brazilians.