Guilherme Paulus is the co-founder of the prestigious Brazil tour operator CVC. This company started as a tiny travel agency and transformed tremendously since it was founded in 1972. Today, CVC is the largest Latin America tour operator company. Additionally, the company is seen as the top tourism network in Brazil today. However, the company could never have achieved such immense success if it was not for the passion and dedication of Paulus.
Guilherme Paulus comes from Sao Paulo, where he was born in 1949. He attended college and studied business administration after which he remained working in the tourism industry for fifty years. After turning 24 years old, he co-founded CVC together with a colleague, Carlos Vicente Cerchiari. He managed to create a vast array of travel packages that went beyond the competition and helped the company attain international recognition in the tourism industry. For more information about Guilherme Paulus , view his Crunchbase profile.
Guilherme Paulus then went for the global investment fund to help his company expand even more. Due to this, the company attained immense success and begun trading its market shares in the stock exchange as of 2013. Currently, CVC gains almost $5.2 billion annually which continues ballooning in profits. Now, the company’s management focuses its efforts in opening 100 stores yearly.
Guilherme Paulus is a socially conscious businessman who never stops giving back to the community. His company CVC supports the PIET project, a charitable organization that offers training programs to youngsters in tourism industry leadership. Furthermore, the company provides support for the National project Initiation in Tourism (Alfasol). In Paulus projects, young individuals get the chance to enroll in various tourism industry immersion programs. CVC’s generous nature also led to support of the Dr. Klaide Care and Education Institution located in Santo Andre.
CVC has been able to attain international recognition in the tourism industry in Brazil, South America, United States, the Caribbean, and Europe. Additionally, the company has more than 30,000 business partners including airlines, hotels, land and sea shipment companies and much more. All these efforts have resulted in positive economic growth and employment opportunities in Brazil.
Due to his contribution and efforts, Guilherme Paulus has received recognition worldwide. In 2012, the France government awarded him the special Honor for his positive contribution in the tourism sector. His country awarded him numerous honorary titles including the Valor Economico’s Executive of Valor Title, Personality of the Year Award given by Viagem e Turismo Editora Abril and much more.