Guilherme Paulus is a big name in the tourism industry and he seems to be in a perpetual journey in his career. When he founded CVC alongside Carlos Vicente Cerchiari in 1972, he had one mission. He wanted to devote his time and resources to make the company grow and become the largest tour operator company in Latin America.
Guilherme Paulus was born in 1949 in Sao Paulo and pursued business administration in college. Currently, he has over 50 years of experience in the tourism industry. Since the conception of CVC in 1972, Paulus strategized its growth and utilizing his extensive skillset, he introduced new travel packages that helped the company beat competition and become a top retailer tourism network in Brazil.
Further, he played a major role in financing the company through global investment fund in 2009, an endeavor that greatly boosted the operations of the company. Consequently, the company started trading its shares in the stock exchange in 2013. Currently, the tour operator company earns $5.2 billion per year. In an effort to expand its reach, CVC plans to open 100 stores every year. Guilherme Paulus takes advantage of every opportunity he gets to make the company grow even bigger. Currently, CVC is looking for ways to integrate online vendors with physical travel agencies by using the Omni Channel Concept.
Guilherme Paulus believes in philanthropy. CVC supports PIET located in Foz Iguacu, a charity organization that is dedicated to educating youngsters to become better professionals in the tourism industry in the future. CVC also supports National Project of Professional Initiation in Tourism. In addition, the company sponsors Klaide Care and Education Institution in Sante Andre. Paulus believes in the power of education and therefore, most of his philanthropic activities are centered on education and entrepreneurship.
Achievements and awards
The CVC founder has been recognized widely. French government officials recognized his efforts in promoting the tourism industry. CVC too has received share of recognitions by various prefectures including Cancun in Mexico as well as Isla Margarita in Venezuela.
Furthermore, Guilherme Paulus was given “Executive of Valor” title by Valor Economico. He has also received several other awards including “Personality of the Year Award”, “Revolutionary Consumer Relations Award” as well as “Entrepreneur of the Year Award”. Finally, the successful businessman chairs GJP Group, a company that controls over 15 hotels.