Guilherme Paulus: The Internationally Recognized Entrepreneur

Guilherme Paulus is a Brazilian born entrepreneur and has launched several highly successful businesses. He was born in 1949 and has almost 50 years of experience in the travel industry. Guilherme Paulus is the co-founded of the CVC travel agency, founder of the GJP Hotels and Resorts network, and has even acquired the Webjet airlines. Guiherme’s secret to success is the constant commitment to customer support. For the Brazilian entrepreneur, the customer is most important. The customer is the coffee, the lunch, the dinner, and the gas. His business philosophy is to love the customer. Read more about Guilherme Paulus on crunchbase.

Guilherme Paulus was recognized with honors by the French Government in 2012. The French Government awarded him honors because of his many contributions to the development and promotion of tourism in France. Other International Governments that has acknowledged and honored the businessman have been Mexico, the United States, Venezuela, and Argentina. They honored him for services rendered to tourism in their country.


The successful businessman has also been elected entrepreneur of the year by the Isto e Dinheio magazine in Brazil. The magazine considered him as one of the main businessmen that has contributed to the rebuilding of the economy of Brazil. Guilherme Paulus has invested about $600 million in hotels in Brazil and is currently the employer of about 1.9 thousand people. He was given the title of Executive of Valor by the Valor Economico newspaper. The Viagem e Turismo recognized him as Personality of the year, and the Modern Consumer magazine placed the entrepreneur in the category of Revolutionary Consumer Relations. Guilherme has been a member of the National Tourism Council since 2003. He is the only entrepreneur in the sector that integrated the Economic and Social Development of the Federal Government.

The successful businessman co-founded the CVC travel agency in 1972 with his politician partner, Carlos Vicente Cerchiari. Carlos left the business venture after only four years and left the rest to Guilherme. Guilherme Paulus also founded the GJP network in 2005 and it is now in control of 19 hotels and resorts in Brazil. He has acquired the Webjet airlines in 2006 and sold it to Gol in 2011.

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Guilherme Paulus: Entrepreneur of the Year


Every entrepreneur has a great backstory that explains how they became the success they are today. Sometimes, their backstory doesn’t involve rocky ups and downs; sometimes, they just succeed from day one. Guilherme Paulus is one of those entrepreneurs who hasn’t really had a tough time since launching his first business.

There’s not much about Paulus’ life before he graduated with a degree in business Administration. What is clear is that jumped into the tourism industry as soon as possible. He seemed to have a knack for developing successful business plans for tour operators.

After college, he teamed up with Carlos Vicente Cerchiari and co-founded CVC, a tour operator. As the company’s success lingered in Santo Andre, Cerchiari dropped out of the firm, leaving Paulus to carry the burden. Once in full control, Guilherme Paulus turned CVC into the largest tour operator in Latin America. Visit Guilherme Paulus at Bloomberg for more info.

The company began in 1972, and Paulus spent the next 45 years building CVC into something everyone wanted a piece of. In 2009, the Carlyle Group bought a 63.6 percentage of the company for $420 million. Paulus decided to let another company invest when he wanted to take CVC to a higher level.

Currently, CVC is a publicly help agency with hundreds of stores and hypermarkets all over Brazil. In 2013, CVC reported it was making R$5.2 billion a year and had plans to open more stores. Shortly after that, he sold most of his shares in the company for $750 million, keeping an eight percent ownership.

He left CVC to focus more on his hospitality businesses. In 2005, he founded GJP Hotels and Resorts and started bidding for contracts all over Brazil. He even built and maintained some of the hotels that were used to support the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics.

In 2017, Guilherme Paulus was named one of the Entrepreneurs of the Year by Isto e Dinheiro. The magazine did a full spread on his career, even mentioning his new golf resort.

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