Establishing and steering any business to the point that it becomes the source of livelihood for hundreds of people is no easy feat. To run a business and get it to such a level calls for utmost dedication, patience and a lot of risk taking, qualities that Guilherme Paulus is famed for and he even he even has an added advantage of natural entrepreneurial instincts.
Guilherme who has been the fuel behind CVC, one of Latin America’s largest tour operators is the perfect definition of determination. Together with his other partner, Guilherme Paulus established CVC at the age of twenty-four which is often the age that most people are often still trying to look for the right direction for their lives. Nevertheless, Guilherme is not most people, and by that time, he already knew what he wanted, and that is to rich the apex of success. Find out more about Paulus at Exame.
Looking at his success now, there is no doubt that he has achieved this and even more which is why it comes as no surprise that he was named the Entrepreneur of the year by Istoe Dinheiro in 2017. Guilherme Paulus has helped to not only expand his business but also take the Brazilian tourism sector out of the murky waters that it was previously stuck in. Nevertheless, getting to where he now has not been easy. It has taken a lot of time, dedication and moves that most people deem crazy such as selling part of CVC to the Carlyle group. It is thanks to such strategies that CVC stands tall and continues to take over this incredibly competitive arena. CVC now has branches in over 400 malls, over a 100 hypermarkets and is planning to expand even more by setting up stores in cities with 60,000 residents or less.
Besides CVC, Guilherme Paulus has also helped revolutionize the sector through the establishment of high-end state of the art hotels, known as GJP which further help attract tourists as they are spread across all of Brazil. Such hotels help create assurance in tourists who visit that they have a quality place to stay regardless of their location.
It is thanks to such contributions that Guilherme Paulus has bagged numerous awards and has been honored by different countries such as France and Argentina among many others for his unrivaled efforts in making the sector more viable and friendly for all nations. Guilherme who was born in Sao Paulo is indeed a force to reckon with in Brazil.