Guilherme Paulus, international businessman

Guilherme Paulus is one of the most respected and influential economist, entrepreneurs, and businessmen in Brazil. He has amassed a fortune over his 40-year professional career, positively affecting thousands of people in Brazil. Currently, Guilherme is the Chief Executive Officer of CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. Mr. Paulus and his partner founded CVS in 1972 when Guilherme was 24 years old. Fast forward to 2009, Carlyle Group would purchase over 63% of the company for $420 million, and there are plans to take the company public in 2018. Carlyle Group is a private equity firm. Find out more about Paulus at Exame.

Two years after CVS was founded, Carlos Vicente Cerchiari the co-founder would sell his ownership percentage to his partner Guilherme Paulus giving the young man total control of the company. CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. is a tourism firm that invests heavily in road tourism and has changed the game, in that industry over their years of operation. Currently, CVS is the largest travel company in Brazil and has built to include 209 points of sales. CVS is located in 23 states in Brazil and has an international presence in many countries in South America and in Europe. CVS currently employees over 3,200 people and creates a lucrative business for more 1,000 suppliers.

Guilherme Paulus has invested heavily in the hospitality industry over the years. In 2005, Paulus founded GJP Hotels and Resorts. GJP is comprised of 15 hotels and resorts throughout Brazil, and they are currently laying the groundwork to build hotels near Brazil’s many airports. Currently, Guilherme Paulus is Chairman of the Board of Directors since October 2013.

Over Guilherme Paulus’s career, he has earned the respect of both business professionals and regular citizen because of the positive impact on the standard of living in Brazil. Paulus was named Entrepreneur of the year and has created networks, Five Star, Linx and Saint Andrew Premium. Read more:


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