Voted by Forbes as one of the leading Brazil’s billionaire, Guilherme Paulus is household name in Brazil’s tourism sector which has made massive strides over the years, he co-founded the CVC Brazil and GJP Hotels and Resorts. His partner, a politician later left the company and Paulus was left to run the organization single-handedly. The company is now one of the largest tour operators in Latin America thanks to the able leadership of Guilherme Paulus.He started his career as an intern at IBM and has now earned a name for himself and is considered one of the top ranking men in business across Brazil.
He started his first hotel in 1995 and now owns over 20 hotels and resorts in nearly all the big cities in the country. Over 5,000 workers are employed at his company.In 2009, Carlyle group, a private equity firm acquired 63.3 % stake at CVC at around $420 million.Most of the visitors that thronged the country during the 2014 World Cup and the Summer Olympics of 2016 spent their time at GJP Hotels and Resorts, which are owned by Paulus.Speaking to IdeaMensch, Paulus said that the important business idea to start the company originated from Carlos Vicente Cerchiari, who during that time was a state deputy.Because of his young age, Guilherme Paulus could not raise the raise money for investment but helped with the groundwork information.
On the other hand, Carlos provided the capital to start the business. The selection of his first location was inspired by traffic, and regular flow of people. He wanted to choose a place where there would forever be people seeing the location as they went about with their day-to-day activities.On what trend excites him, Guilherme Paulus highlighted the use of technology as one trend that attracts his attention. One of Paulus business dreams is to make golf a famous sport among football-obsessed Brazilians and make his countrymen travel regularly to boutique hotels where they can have unforgettable moments within their own country. “Prizes are my rewards, obstacles are my challenges” is Paulus favorite quote