Award-winning hotelier and entrepreneur Guilherme Paulus has been building his career in the industry since his early 20’s. He is the founder of CVC Brazil in 1972, and is the chairman for GJP Hotels and Resorts. Guilherme won Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2017 for his work in the hotelier business.
His drive for excellence came from a very young age, and it shows in his work. His businesses are the largest tour operator in Latin America because he ultimately focuses on providing guests with the best customer service possible.
Before his work in the hospitality industry, Guilherme Paulus worked at IBM, the well-known computer manufacturing company. Since the entrepreneur is from Brazil, he started his company in the city where he was born, São Paulo. CVC Brazil is only growing with time. As of now, it makes about $5.2 billion dollars of revenue each year. This includes 100 new stores each year in malls around the country of Brazil.
The successful entrepreneur does not take his success for granted. He really values social responsibility and being a role model in his community. Guilherme Paulus has worked with many organizations that are on a mission to help. His company CVC Brazil, has supported institution that helps impoverish youth with psychological counseling sessions, medical care, and educational classes. They are called the Dr. Klaide Care and Education Institution. Another organization Guilherme Paulus works with that help disadvantaged children, is the PIET project. They specialize in helping children who want to work in the tourism industry. The last children focused organization the successful entrepreneur works with is the National Project of Professional Initiation in Tourism.
Back in Guilherme’s youth, the businessman studied business administration in college. This would help him in the real world when he would start his own company. Mr. Paulus put his education to good use since then. For almost 15 years, he has been a member for the National Tourism of Council. Guilherme Paulus is now looking to the future to expand. He wants to create new hotel chains that appeal to a new market of tourists.
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