Guilherme Paulus: The King Of Brazil’s Hospitality Industry

Since 1972, Guilherme Paulus’s name has been synonymous with Brazil’s hospitality industry. He has worked in the sector for close to fifty years, first as a salesman for a tour and travel company before co-founding one of Brazil’s leading travel agency in terms of annual revenue, operational footprint, and employee base.

Paulus has also served on Brazil’s National Tourism of Council for over fifteen years. He has also directed a significant amount of his company’s resources to sponsor the education of the next generation of Brazil’s tourism experts and entrepreneurs. He is also a successful hotelier who founded and successfully transformed a chain of star-rated and deluxe resorts and hotels into national dominance.

Guiding CVC towards Unparalleled Success

Currently, CVC occupies the enviable position as one of Brazil’s most successful and leading travel agencies with annual revenue exceeding $5 billion and new stores and vendor outlets springing up in their hundreds all across the country per year. Under the leadership of Guilherme Paulus, who has served as the CVC’s president since its founding in 1972, the company’s value has increased manifolds. The $750 million paid for selling a majority stake in the company contrasted with its value when he co-founded the company. Despite being paid mega-dollars for his share, he is still serving as the company’s president as he still owns eight percent of the company. Guilherme Paulus is the brain behind the company’s strategic partnership with Omni Channel which is aimed at expanding its online vendor base to supplement CVC’s ever-growing brick and mortar stores.

Delving into New Sectors

Guilherme Paulus has an excellent track record corporate management. Drawing from his vast experience, Mr. Paulus has successfully diversified his investment to new sectors. In a move that has earned him multiple awards and recognition locally and internationally including Brazil’s Entrepreneur of the Year, he invested millions of dollars in a hotel chain, GJP Hotels & Resorts. The hotel network, established in 1995, currently has close to two dozen resorts to its name. In addition to investing in the hotel chain, Guilherme Paulus has also invested in Brazil’s industry with the purchase of WebJet Airline in 2006 and later sold it in 2011 after successfully turning around its fortunes.