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From An IBM Intern To A CEO Of One Of The Largest Travel Companies In The World

Guilherme Paulus is the co-founder and owner of GJP Hotels & Resorts and CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. (CVC). The former is a chain of hotels and resorts across Brazil while the latter is a travel agency with a global influence. More to that, CVC owns one of the largest ship corporations in the world. Both companies have placed Guilherme among the top world billionaire entrepreneurs.

Though the man is a globally celebrated entrepreneur, it was not always smooth for Guilherme Paulus’ journey to where he currently is. Fresh from college he began as an intern at IBM. Working in the technology company was not very interesting for Guilherme, and as soon as a new opportunity arose for him to try a new venture, he never thought twice. It was through a newspaper ad that he joined Casa Faro, a travel agency.

Guilherme Paulus was not among the folks that are forever comfortable working for an employer in a company. Vision and ambition burned on the inside of him. Paulus desired to own a touring company. As he worked at Casa Faro, he met Carlos Vincente Cerchiara who proposed a deal to form a partnership. It was at this point when he was only 24 years when CVC was born. Later, Vincente departed. Natural gift combined with his expertise and depth of study in business administration have placed Guilherme’s influence at a global level in the world of tourism.

Guilherme Paulus is usually involved in the development of his country, Brazil. He wants to share his success with others who are less disadvantage. Participation in various national projects in the tourism industry further reveals his good intent. Guilherme Paulus has also invested into the education of the youth who aim at infiltrating the tourism industry.

In one of his interviews with an international media firm, Guilherme gives his advice as a seasoned entrepreneur. He stresses that any success- oriented entrepreneur should always seek guidance from the elders. He also emphasizes that there is no successful dream without much love for it. He concludes by pointing out that one’s immeasurable love for the fulfillment of their vision is what sustains them through the numerous ordeals caused by failures.

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