Guilherme Paulus- A True Master of Investing
Guilherme Paulus, the prolific Brazilian entrepreneur, and GJP Group President has been named 2018’s Brazilian entrepreneur of the year by IstoE Dinheiro Magazine. The magazine acknowledged the actions the entrepreneur has taken towards promoting the Brazilian tourism sector.
The entrepreneur along with other notable enterprising figures was awarded their respective awards at a colorful night event hosted by the magazine in Sao Paulo. His investment history dates back to 1972 when he cofounded CVC, the largest tour operator in Brazil and the Latin America by extension. He founded the firm along with Carlos Vicente, his then business partner. Born in 1949 in Jesus Paulus, Sao Paulo, Guilherme Paulus holds BA in Business Administration. He boasts close to 5 decades experience in the vibrant tourism sector. Connect with Guilherme Paulus by visiting his linkedin acount.
Under his steering leadership at CVC, the firm has expanded to become among the largest tour operators in Latin America. In the fall of 2009, Carlyle Group, a private global equity firm, bought about 63.6% stake in the tour operator at an estimated cost of $420 million. The firm will have its shares listed on the stock market this year. Although CVC is currently a publicly held firm, its success reveals much about the investor’s style of action. Today, the firm generates revenue estimated to be over $5.2 billion yearly. CVC is available in over 400 malls across Brazil. It is also present in 140 commercial galleries and hypermarkets.
Besides founding CVC, Paulus is also the founder and owner of GJP Hotels & Resorts. The hotel group runs more than 15 resorts and hotels in Brazil. His hotels recorded the highest number of visitors more than any other hotels in Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The other well-known aspect of Guilherme Paulus is the social responsibility. He is ever engaged in causes meant to promote the country’s tourism, specifically by training the youth to take part in promoting tourism. Besides this year’s crowning as the entrepreneur of the year, the investor has also won other prestigious titles such as Personality of the Year and Executive of Valor among other titles.
Guilherme Paulus is truly devoted to promoting Brazil’s tourism industry. Due to his successful investment record, he is now among the world’s billionaire having joined Forbes list of influential billionaires in 2013. Learn more: https://www.forbes.com/profile/guilherme-paulus/