Born in 1949 Guilherme Paulus is one of the best-known entrepreneurs in Brazil. His accomplishments in the tourism industry have seen him grow into one of the most influential people in Brazil, especially within the tourism industry.
He found a niche in the sector and exploited it to his level best and in the process created a company that has not only made him wealthy, but has transformed how services are offered within the sector not to mention the thousands it employs transforming their lives as well. He is the co-founder of CVC Brasil Operadora e Agência de Viagens S.A.
Today this company serves at least three million clients annual something that they could only have dreamed of in the 90’s. When Guilherme Paulus realized that he could not attend the medical school, he chose not to give up on succeeding but instead focus on other avenues of succeeding. This is how he ended up as an intern at IBM. After his time there he went to work for Casa Faro where he would meet his future business partner Carlos Vicente Cerchiari. Being only 24, he did not have any money that would have allowed him to make the direct contributions to earn his share but instead opted to work for the same. Within the first four years, Carlos Vicente Cerchiari has left, and it was up to him to grow the business.
Today what started as a travel agency is now the biggest tourism company in Latin America. It has managed to grow and diversify its products to the extent that it attracts clients from virtually all over the world. The company has opened stores in approximately 400 malls in Brazil, which help its clients access its services directly. They also have a very versatile online presence that ensures clients can request services in the comfort of their homes.
The tourism expert has ensured that the company is constantly enhancing its products to serve a wider demographic. This has been one of the company’s biggest advantages over its peers. Even though CVC is now a publicly traded company after it was listed on the stock exchange in 2013, Guilherme Paulus still holds considerable influence on its operations.