Guilherme Paulus the co-founder of CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. studied business during his time in college. Mr. Paulus would go on to become one of the most successful businessmen in Brazil. Named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017. Guilherme is renowned for his forward out of the box thinking and the application of innovative strategies to business dealings. Over his 45 years professional career, Guilherme Paulus has had a huge influence on the economy as one of the largest job creators in recent history.
In 1972, Guilherme Paulus and Carlos Vicente Cerchiari founded CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. together with the intention of providing traveling solutions in Brazil. In 1974, Carlos Vicente Cerchiari decided it was in his best interest to leave the company he co-founded and leave the company to by Guilherme. From this point, Mr. Paulus took it upon himself to continue to expand the company and grow it into what it is today. Visit Guilherme Paulus at Forbes for more info.
Today CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. has operations in South America, including 23 states in Brazil and Europe, and has 209 points of sale. CVC Brasil is responsible for providing employment for more than 3,200 people and providing business for 1,000 suppliers and serving over 8.5 million passengers in South America and Europe. In October 2013, Guilherme Paulus joined the board of directors as Chairman.
Always seeking ways to innovate and expand, Guilherme Paulus founded GJP Hotels and Resorts in 2005. Currently, GJP controls more than 15 hotels and resorts, with plans to being the implementation of an expansion strategy to include construction of hotels near airports. In 2009, the private equity firm, Carlyle Group purchased 63% of CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. for an estimated $420 million. There are plans in the works to take CVC Brasil public this year. Learn more: http://www.abramark.com.br/web-portfolio/guilherme-paulus/
OSI Group is a food processing company with plants all over the world. The global food processing company specializes in supplying to leading food companies in the world with value-added protein products such as pizza, sausage links, sandwiches, and beef patties. The headquarters of OSI Group is located in Aurora, Illinois. The food processing company has over 50 food processing plants in 17 countries. In fact, it serves well-known brands in the country, such as Papa John’s, Yum, McDonald’s, Burger King, and Starbucks. Additionally, OSI Group has been conducting business in China for the past ten decades.
OSI Group is still on a growth trajectory, operating eight factories in China and two other new facilities already under construction. Consequently, OSI Group is expected to be the largest poultry producing company in the country. However, all this success didn’t come just like that; it took the effort of David McDonald, the company’s president and chief operating officer. In fact, David foresaw the launching of DaOSI in the Chinese market, which is a joint-venture partnership with DOYOO Group.
David McDonald also serves on the board of directors of OSI Group. He is also the chairperson of North American Meat Institute. Besides, David has worked for Marfrig Global Foods S.A. as an independent director since December 2008 during the acquisition of the plants in Brazil and Europe by OSI Group. David is a graduate of Lowa State University where he earned his degree in animal science. The distinguished leader believes that providing more services and products is not all about the production capacity but on the development of a product. That explains why David has managed to take the OSI Group to the international levels and maintain high-quality food products.
David McDonald has been the leader behind the success of OSI Group. In fact, he has made significant improvements in the production and processing departments of the company, such as launching new frozen foods processing facility in India and a new modern feed mill in Shandong Province. David McDonald also led OSI Group in opening a beef processing plant in Poland. McDonald has also made other significant developments in OSI Group including penetrating various markets in the world, such as Hungary and Geneva. The food processing company has a vast experience in cultural nuances, government regulations and tastes and preferences of consumers, which has enabled it to offer clients high-quality products and services that meet the world standards. David ensures that the management team understands the tastes and cultures of local consumers so that they can offer exceptional services.