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/