Doing business in Brazil is not one of the easiest things to do. You must show dedication to come near success. It is a country that has proved very tough for a renowned entrepreneur. High taxation and bureaucracy are some of the challenges that investors have to put up with while in the country. It is one of the countries where to make it as a business person, you must show unique abilities. Only the best survive in this country. If you see a successful business person in this country, you must acknowledge that they have done a lot to achieve success. It is not a country where you get results by working slow.One of the business people who has done so well as far as the organization of the business operations in this country is concerned is one Guilherme Paulus.
He is one of the best minds in the industry because he has shown his leaderahip abilities through the initiatives he has stated. He has managed to take the tourism industry in the country to a higher level of success than ever seen. He owns the largest tour company in Latin America and has built one of the largest chain hotels in Brazil. Guilherme Paulus is the chairman and CEO of the GJP Hotels and restaurants. He is one of the people who has done so well to accomplish the goals he set out to accomplish.Guilherme Paulus is someone who has excelled because he is passionate about what he does. He has made sure that the operations of the industry are accomplished and that he succeeds in his work. It took him years to build CVC, the largest tour company in the country.
He began in 1972 when he was only 24 years. He has built the company c0nsistently in such a manner that he can accomplish the desired goals.Guilherme Paulus will go down in history as someone who went against the odds to build what would become the biggest company in the region. Through his working initiatives, Brazil has gained a lot from the tourism sector. A lot is still happening in this industry, and he is not done yet. He is still building the company. Every year, there is an additional 100 stores that are opened to promote the operations of the tour company. Guilherme sold part of the company to Carlyle Group for over $400 million. CVC is today a publicly traded company.
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.
Mr. Adam Milstein is an Israeli who uses his wealth of cultural knowledge to disseminate critical information regarding the Jews and Americans and how they co-relate. His father worked as a developer in the real estate industry. Perhaps that is where he developed the passion for running a real estate business from. In 1949, his mother decided to move to Israel while his father relocated from Argentina to reside in Israel with his family. Later, his family moved to Kiryat. Adam Milstein spent most of his years there before joining the IDF where he served as a dedicated soldier. Later on, he would serve in the war of Yom Kippur in 1973. In his tenure, he was tasked to protect the section of the army known as Ariel Sharon when it moved over to Suez Canal heading to Egypt.
After serving in the Yom Kippur War, Adam Milstein joined Technion Institute. Far from that, Milstein was born in Haifa, Israel; he is the son of Hillel and Eva. He pursued a degree in economics before joining his father who was an entrepreneur dealing in real estate. He met Gila in 1974, and they became a couple afterwards. It was in 1981 that they decided to move to America after giving life to two daughters.
Milstein opened a new chapter regarding careers in America by joining the Southern Carolina University. He pursued a master’s degree in business administrationthen delved into the real estate business. It was at that moment that he also landed a job opportunity at Hager Pacific. Working as a managing partner, he oversaw different operations including resources allocation, acquisition, and rehabilitation of properties.
Moreover, Adam Milstein is the co-founder of the Israeli-American Council. He is in charge of national expansion. Also, he chairs several board organizations such as the Israel on Campus Coalition, Hasbara Fellowships, and Jewish Funders Network among others. With Gila, his wife, Milstein founded Sifriyat Pijama B’ America. This organization provides free books to Israeli-Jewish-American families. The books are translated into different languages.
The Adam and Gila Family Foundation was founded by Adam Milstein. This organization provides charitable services to many organizations with the intention of strengthening Jews. Milstein’s philanthropic services include partnership development and consulting.
Louis Chenevert’s rise from humble beginnings will inspire anyone to follow their dreams no matter how big or small. He was born in Montreal, Canada where he had a relatively normal childhood. Deep inside Louis wanted more. He had big aspirations that one day he would accomplish.
Eventually Mr. Chenevert would become President, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer at United Technologies Corporation but for now he would have to work his way up there. Louis Chenevert attended HEC Montrealwhere he earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Production Management. This would be the most perfect degree for his future business endeavors. Louis first started his career at General Motors in Canada at their St. Therese, Quebec. He worked the 2nd shift in their assembly line as a first line supervisor. His managers were so impressed with his work ethic and knowledge that he kept rising in his positions. The man who hired him, Guy Hachey, can proudly say that Louis was a great employee and they became fast friends.
Louis Chenevert was ready for change and joined the team at Pratt & Whitney 1993 after 14 years at General Motors. He rose the ranks of Pratt & Whitney like he did at GM. In one year Mr. Chenevert was able to cut manufacturing costs by 10 percent. In 1999, he became President and continued to grow the company to new heights. He knew their GTF engine had so much untapped potential that when Louis Chenevert joined United Technologies Corporation as Chairman he would use UTC’S resources to advance the engine’s abilities ten fold. The two businesses are connected because Pratt & Whitney is a company under the umbrella of companies at United Technologies Corporation. He had UTC invest $10 million dollars to use the most up to date advanced technology to super boost this engine. At last, the new engine was unveiled and was clearly superior to any other on the market. Over 70 aircraft use the engine in over 14 airlines. Theycut fuel costs by 20 percent, 50 percent less noise, and needed 30 percent less parts in its lifetime.