Born in 1949, Guilherme Paulus is the co-founder of the largest tour in Brazil which goes by the name CVC. Since its inception in 1972, CVC has grown exponentially and have expanded its network across the country. The company owes its success to majorly to Guilherme.
With a degree in business administration, Guilherme Paulus showcased his entrepreneurial skills at the beginning of his career. He co-founded CVC when he was 24-years old with Carlos Vicente Cerchiari, a famous politician during that time who left the company after four years of its inception.
The year 2009, CVC skyrocketed to new heights after it sought assistance from global investment fund and soon after, in 2013, the company went public and traded its shares in the stock exchange. Currently, CVC generates an annual revenue of $5.2 billion with plans of inaugurating 100 stores in the recent future.
Around 400 CVC travel agencies are operational in shopping malls in the country with an exclusive access for Brazilians to 140 hypermarkets. His unique approach in devising innovative idea led to the decision of partnering up with Omni Channel in order to form an interface between online vendors and physical travel agencies for making CVC available to a broader population which according to Paulus will expand their network.
Guilherme Paulus has a strong sense of social accountability and is actively engaged in philanthropic work throughout his career. His vision is reflected through CVC as they support the PIET project which is a charity dedicated to educating youngsters and giving them an opportunity to work in the tourism industry. Paulus is determined to educate the youngsters and make them the emerging entrepreneurs of Brazil who would work for the development of the country. He also makes regular donations to charities that focus on children belonging from low-income families.
CVC is considered as a premier tour operator in the whole of South America, the United States, and the Caribbean. With over 30,000 business partners they currently own chains of hotels, airlines, and even sea carriers. Such efforts of Guilherme Paulus has developed the holistic economy of the country in the last century.