Guilherme Paulus was recently honored with the Entrepreneur of the Year award. He has also been working to get CVC recognized as the largest tour operator in Latin America.
Paulus is the co-founder of CVC Brasil and partnered up with Carlos Vicente Cerchiari in 1972 to form the company. He had been working with IBM before that as an intern and has become a formidable businessman since. He has always been known for his ability to connect with his customers and employees, and it has been his business savvy that has made CVC what it is today.
Guilherme Paulus was born in São Paulo, and this is the city where he began his first business. CVC is now bringing in $5.2 billion a year, and some of this goes to the Carlyle Group, which bought a piece of the company in 2009. Paulus is looking ahead to the future of his company and is working, now, to build 100 new locations every year. As of now, there are many stores existing inside of malls in Brazil, and Paulus has been focusing on a new collaboration with the Omni Channel to build a stronger online presence.
Guilherme Paulus has always found a way to emphasize the importance of social accountability in his business. His company took part in the PIET project, which offers educational opportunities to young people who hope to make a career in the industry of tourism. He has also worked to support the Dr. Klaide Care and Education Institution for the last 10 years and is a sponsor of the National Project of Professional Initiation in Tourism.
Guilherme Paulus has created many different partnerships, over the years, and has built connections with airlines and other hotels. He has been the recipient of many different awards and is known for creating many new jobs for locals in need of work. He earned the “Personality of the Year” award and was also presented with the “Revolutionary Consumer Relations” award from the magazine Viagem e Turismo. Paulus is also a member of the National Tourism Council and has been honored with many other awards during his lifetime.