Guilherme Paulus is the co-founder and chairman of the board of Directors at CVC, a leading tourism chain in Brazil. He established the business in 1972 and had grown over time from a tiny travel agency to the largest tour operator business in Latin America. The company’s success in Brazil attributed to Guilherme.
Born in 1949 in Sao Paulo, Guilherme Paulus attended a local college and obtained a degree in Business Administration. In 1972, Guilherme and his partner co-founded CVC when he was just 24 years old. He had a vision that the company will one day be the leading in Brazil. He has worked in the tourism industry for about five decades. Paulus experience in the industry enabled him to win clients over the competitors by providing interesting travel packages that enhanced attracted clients from all over the world.
Guilherme wanted his company to be more successful, and in 2009, he sought the global investment fund. In 2013, the company started trading in the stock market as a public company, and this has helped the company generate $5.2 billion in profit.
Guilherme Paulus is a cautious businessperson who likes giving back to the community. He never fails to support the local community so that the youth can impact the tourism industry in North America and Brazil positively. His company, CVC Tour, supports PIET projects, a charitable organization providing lessons to the youth on how to make it in the tourism industry. CVC also supports Alfasol-Solidarity Literacy, which is a national project that initiates professionals to tourism.
The success of Guilherme Paulus legacy is marked with governments recognition and Awards he has received in his career. The French government Awarded him a special honor in 2012 for impacting positively on the tourism industry. CVC, on the other hand, has been celebrated by prefectures including Venezuela’s Isla Margarita, Cancun in Mexico, and Miami in the US. In Brazil, Guilherme Paulus has received the Executive of Valor title, Viagem e Turismo; the prestigious magazine has awarded him ‘personality of the year.’Also, in 2003, he joined the National Tourism Council.