Guilherme Paulus is a major name in the Brazilian and Latin American tourism world. As the owner of CVC, a major travel agency, and GJP Group; he’s been revolutionizing the tourism industry for nearly five decades. Paulus began his journey by studying business administration. His leadership was recognized by IBM, where he served as an intern. Eventually, his efforts landed him on Forbes’ billionaire list.
Starting out as a small business owner, Guilherme Paulus has been able to grow to over 15 hotels and offer international travel packages to many customers over the years. Paulus is also the majority shareholder of GJP Group and serves on numerous boards as a distinguished leader of travel and tourism in Brazil.
CVC gave up a major stake to the private equity company of The Carlyle Group in 2009. Guilherme Paulus saw this as an opportunity to start investing in other areas of the hospitality sector, and to grow CVC. Bidding on properties near local Brazilian airports, the company found a niche market to capitalize on. The move proved to be fruitful, as was the formation of the GJP Group, earlier in 2005.
Having a large public and online presence has helped Guilherme Paulus and his businesses gain even more exposure. These things, coupled with growing South American tourism, have led the companies to an unprecedented growth each year. Paulus has even grown to form an airline from what was once thought of as a simple project.
Guilherme Paulus is without a doubt an international leader in the travel industry. He also has maintained relationships and a family throughout the years. International awards and recognition have been given in many different areas. Governmental and hospitality awards, as well as leadership awards, are among the many accolades he’s received. He’s certainly a driving force in the business world, and most likely a leader that’s poised for continued success throughout the remainder of his career.