Guilherme Paulus at the tender of age of 24, set out to found CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. an impressive feat to achieve at a young age, yet Guilherme notes his partner and co-founder, Carlos Vicente Cerchiari played a significant role in getting the firm off the ground back in 1972. Over the next four decades, CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens would grow by leaps and bounds to become one of the most successful tourism companies in South America. While Carlos Vicente Cerchiari would leave two years after the firm was founded in 1974, Guilherme Paulus continued to push forward to seek growth and success, a trend that continues to this day.

Mr. Guilherme Paulus has amassed over 35 years of real-world experience in the tourism industry, which he successfully leveraged to grow his company to what it is today. Guilherme graduated with a degree in Business, and during his long and successful career has garnered the reputation to take advantage of market trends early.

Mr. Paulus was able to utilize his unique insight and understanding to begin investments in the construction of hotels throughout the country. Guilherme Paulus started to the development of hotels in areas that would be ideal to complement his already thriving tourism firm. Taping into his foresight of market trends, Guilherme began building a hotel and resort empire. In 2005, the GJP Hotels and Resorts (GJP Group) was founded. Guilherme Paulus plans to further expand GJP Group by building new hotels around airports, which is prime real estate for hotels. In 2013, it was announced, Mr. Paulus had amassed a fortune totaling over $R 1 billion, landing him on Forbes list of billionaires.

When Brazil was announced to host the World Cup Soccer Games in 2016, Guilherme’s GJP Group already had an 11-year head start on the competition, which leads to massive profits for the firm. In 2017 Guilherme was named Entrepreneur of the year.

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