As the co-founder of CVC, one of the largest tour operating companies in Latin America, Guilherme Paulus boasts an honorable reputation. Founded in 1972 alongside his savvy partner, Carlos Vicente Cerchiari, CVC began from humble beginnings. Under the sage guidance of Cerchiari and Paulus, their enterprise evolved into the largest tourism company in Brazil. As a keen proponent of revolutionizing the tourism industry, Guilherme Paulus felt compelled to breathe new life into the company’s operations come 2009. Enlisting help from a global investment fund, Paulus began trading shares. CVC still reaps the rewards of this judicious business move, earning about $5.2 billion in annual revenues.
With his corporation operating at peak efficiency, Paulus vowed to give back to the community that so loyally served him. Using the concept of social accountability to guide philanthropic efforts, Guilherme Paulus got the company intimately involved in society-driven projects that revolved around bolstering disenfranchised adolescents. What’s more, these organizations were aimed at getting youngsters excited about becoming an integral component of the tourism industry. As a company that’s both successful and charitable, CVC has all the trappings of a world-class corporation.
In the hopes of taking his entrepreneurial skills out of retirement, Guilherme Paulus departed from CVC to embark on another exploit, establishing a hotel and resort company. In 2005, Paulus turned this vision into reality with the creation of GJP Hotels & Resorts. GJP Hotels & Resorts ranks among one of the largest hotel chains in Brazil, demonstrating Guilherme’s ability to transform infinitesimal means into substantial enterprises. Above all else, Guilherme Paulus is a decorated and acclaimed entrepreneur. From his Entrepreneur of the Year award to being commended by the Government of France, Paulus is a business tycoon of international recognition. Fortunately, his unassuming nature keeps him rooted in modesty.