In 2017, businessman Guilherme Paulus was chosen as the entrepreneur of the year. He is the president of the GJP Group in Brazil and the Dinheiro Magazine chose him to grace the cover in one of its 2017 issues. The magazine decided he would be named as the Entrepreneur of the Year in the services sector. Guilherme Paulus was specifically picked because of the work he has and continues to do in the tourist industry in Brazil.
The award isn’t a surprise because Guilherme Paulus worked hard to build the largest tourism operator in Brazil. He is also worked on creating more hotels throughout the country. As of now, there are over 15 hotel unites located throughout the country.
The businessman also runs CVC Tour Operator, a company he co-founded. Some of the most notable actions he has played a role in includes transferring Webjet, an airline, to Gol. The deal was worth over R$50 million. His company is also valued at over a billion dollars, and he has contributed to the generation of jobs in the tourism industry. Furthermore, Guilherme Paulus invested over R$500 million in the hospitality industry, which he did throughout the course of a few years.
It’s worth pointing out that CVC is now the largest tour operate in all of Latin America and Guilherme Paulus has played a critical role in helping the company earn that position.
Guilherme is also known for being a motivated individual who enjoys inspiring others. In 2017, the business man gave a motivational speech at an event called the Top Seller Event in Brazil. He told the crowd that whatever they idealized, they can make it happen. He talked about his personal life and about the things he accomplished as well as the challenges he faced throughout his life. That speech was described by some as being an example of true determination, effort and life.