Guilherme Paulus is the founding father of a firm known as the Operator and travel agency CVC. He is the current chairman of GJP Group which manages the GJP Hotels and Resorts. He is also a member of the Brazilian Tourism Council and the current chair to the Board of directors of the Sao Paulo Convention and Visitors Bureau. He joins the list of Brazil’s billionaire’s club all because of the booming business in the tourism sector. His partner was a Brazilian politician who then quit the partnership after several years.
Under his leadership, CVC has managed to become one of the largest tour operator firms in Latin America. In 2009, a private equity company called Carlyle bought the majority of the shares at CVC for 420 million dollars. In 2005, Guilherme Paulus launched the GJP hotels and resorts which manage more than 15 hotels and resorts in Brazil. He was also lobbying so that he can be allowed to construct more hotels near the airports in preparation for the 2014 football world cup.
As a socially mindful businessman, Guilherme Paulus has embraced the community as part of the corporate social responsibility of his company. His company is a strong supporter of PIET project which is focused on training the youths to become great leaders in the tourism industry. The project presents the youths with opportunities to join various programs in the tourism industry with the main aim of making a group of investors who will have a positive impact in Brazil. The firm has also invested a lot in assisting the less fortunate by offering free medical checkups, counseling and educational scholarships.
Under the leadership of Guilherme Paulus, CVC has earned several awards and recognition. For example, Guilherme Paulus was awarded a special honor award by the French government for his exemplary performance in the tourism sector. He has also earned recognition for his role in creating job opportunities for many people in Brazil. He has also featured in various magazines eg the Prestigious magazine which awarded him the Personality Award of the year for his enormous contribution to the tourism industry.
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