Speaking to Guilherme Paulus, one gets to see what has made him this successful. Over the last forty years or so he has been able to invest in the Brazilian tourism industry so much that the president appointed him to the country’s tourism council.
This was a reflection of the president’s faith in what he had been able to accomplish as a businessman and investor. Those in the know consider him the most influential investor in the Brazilian Tourism sector. He has been able to start two companies more than thirty years apart, but each of them has been extremely successful. He established one when he was in his early twenties while the other was started in 2005.
CVC Brasil Operadora e Agência de Viagens S.A. was the first company they started with Carlos Vicente Cerchiari. He then proceeded to run the company on his own when Vicente left. At such a young age, he was still able to persist and make it work becoming the largest tour operators in Brazil and is credited for starting a number of trends in the Brazilian tourism industry.
CVC Brasil Operadora e Agência de Viagens S.A. under the leadership of Guilherme Paulus was the first company to bring a cruise ship into Brazil. This took a lot of planning and money, but Guilherme Paulus believed that it was a risk worth taking if his company was ever to become a trendsetter in the industry. In the years that followed he began chartering planes for his clients. This was another expensive gamble, but would equally pay off. He has earned a reputation as a calculating risk taker who is not afraid of venturing into the unknown.
When the company was at its peak, he happened to do an interview with one of the local business reporters. Not many outside Brazil knew about Guilherme Paulus or CVC. It was during this time that he said that one day he might consider taking the company public and the following day his phone would not stop ringing. Banks and private investors wanted a piece of CVC, but it is the Carlyle that was eventually able to buy a 63 percent stake.
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