Who is Guilherme Paulus? He is a recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year award, “Personality of the year” award and a co-founder of CVC Brasil Operadora e Agência de Viagens S.A, a company he helped grow to be the biggest in Latin America. After earning his degree in Business Administration, Guilherme Paulus began his career as an intern for IBM and quickly learned the ropes of the international business world. Soon after in 1972, Paulus with the help of his friend Carlos Vicente Cerchiari founded CVC at the age of only 24 years old!
Paulus in all his success has reached out to the less fortunate by making social accountability a priority in Guilherme Paulus’s business life. Some of the great things his company is doing for the less fortunate is offering education for those wanting to be part of the tourism industry. CVC goes a step further by making multiple donations towards impoverished areas where medical and educational resources are scarce. His goal is to open stores every year in less populated areas of Brazil, this, in turn, will attract tourist who would otherwise not have a reason to travel to those areas of the country.
Guilherme Paulus did not become such a success merely by sticking to one concept. Paulus reached out to all sectors of the tourism industry and on the way created multiple successful branches. Companies such as website, a small airline consisting of one airplane and GJP Hotels who are now thanks to Guilherme Paulus have become some of the leading companies in their countries.
Guilherme Paulus has brought new life to the Brazilian tourism economy using much of his fortune to open up numerous of Hotels and resorts around the country and providing so many with career opportunities. This is the reason why Brazil elected him as the entrepreneur of the year for 2017.