Guilherme Paulus, the international business man, and serial entrepreneur began his career over four decades ago. Born in 1949, in Sao Paula, Guilherme Paulus gained his very first bit of professional work with IBM as an intern at 20 years old. The recent graduate, who studied business administration would go on to found CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A in 1972 and GJP Group or the GJP Hotels and Resorts in 2005.
Guilherme Paulus and his former business partner also the co-founder of CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A, Mr. Carlos Vicente Cerchiari would put in motion one of Brazil’s largest employers and change the landscape of tourism. The first of CVC Brasil store opened in Sao Paulo by Guilherme Paulus and Carlos Vicente Cerchiari in 1972. Poised for success and steady growth, the pair began early on investing and growing the sector. Carlos Vicente Cerchiari would sell his shares in of CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A two years after the first store opened in 1974.
Today of CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A is the largest tourism company in Brazil and the top ten on the global scale. Employing over 3,200 and 1,000 small business suppliers, of CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A, serves over 8 million customers. Mr. Paulus would continue to flex his entrepreneur muscle in 2005 by investing R$ 600 million to found GJP Hotels and Resorts. GJP Hotels and Resorts is a hotel chain with over 15 hotels and resorts throughout Brazil, with plans to expand hotel locations in the proximity of airports in Brazil. In 2011, Guilherme Paulus bought Webjet airlines. At the time of purchase, Webjet had one airplane, but Guilherme would grow the company to one of the largest airline companies in Brazil.
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