Guilherme Paulus currently serves on the Board of Director as Chairman of CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. since October 2013, the company he co-founded in 1972 with Carlos Vicente Cerchiari. Today one of the most respected and influential businessmen in Brazil Mr. Paulus has acquired a unique style and approach to business development. Graduating from college with a degree in business, Guilherme is also an investor and entrepreneur. In 2009, the company he founded at the age of 24 agreed to a deal to sell 63% in shares worth $420 million to the private equity organization Carlyle Group. Find out more about Paulus at Exame.
Guilherme Paulus has had an influence on many economic related issues in Brazil. After his partner Carlos Vicente Cerchiari stepped away from the firm they co-founded, Guilherme has grown CVC Brasil to become an international tourism company, expanding to have offices in France, Argentina Chile, and Uruguay. With over 209 points of sales, CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. is currently the largest tourism company in Brazil and in the top ten worldwide.
Guilherme Paulus, throughout his career, has not only been able to acquire a fortune for himself but has managed to employ thousands of people. CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. serves more than 8 million people in Brazil and in international markets and employs over 3000 people and 1000 suppliers. In 2005, Guilherme expanded his economic empire by founding GJP Hotels and Resorts. GJP now controls more than 15 hotel and resorts in the Brazilian metropolitan area. In 2013, Mr. Guilherme Paulus joined the Forbes list of billionaires and continues to have the hunger for growth and improvement. There are talks of expanding the GJP hotel networks around airports in the near future.
Guilherme Paulus continues to amaze and influence the global business community, credited for creating networks including five star, Linx and Saint Andrew premium. Also a member of the Tourism National Board elected by the Republic’s President, Guilherme Paulus sets a high level of standards for all individuals in the tourism sector.