Summary of “Guilherme Paulus – Founder, CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viajes SA”
Guilherme Paulus is the head of both the Brazilian tour company CVC Operadora and the popular Brazilian chain GIP Hotels and Resorts. GIP currently maintains 20 hotels and resorts in the Brazilian cities of Marceio, Recife, Salvador, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro.
Paulus has been an insider in the tourist industry for many years. In the early 90s, he was working for the travel agency, Casa Faro. And he has been a leader in the Brazilian hotel industry since he opened his first hotel in 1995. He first got the idea from Carlos Vicente Cerchiari, who was the first to invest in Paulus’ endeavor. He was also Paulus’ partner in the endeavor for several years.
Summary of “Guilherme Paulus: Creating One Hotel and Resort at a Time”
Earlier this year Guilherme Paulus, co-founder of CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A., was honored with the Entrepreneur of the Year award. He and Carlos Cerchiari first started it in 1972. In 2009, sold part of the company to the Carlyle Group, remaining as its leader. He has since helped lead it to become one of the largest tour companies in Latin America. Its average annual revenue is about $5.2 billion. It is now making a large drive to integrate the online markets with its physical stores. Paulus ambition for business goes beyond his own professional life.
He is driven to help the Brazilian economy and business sector thrive. He is also a committed philanthropist. He has led his company to help with a variety of charitable projects. One of its biggest philanthropical focuses if helping disadvantaged young people who want to enter the tourism industry. Throughout its existence, Guilherme Paulus has led CVC to give back to society via medical, educational, and psychological assistance.