The business guru is part of the management team at a Brazilian tour operator known as CVC Brasil Operadora. The other investments by Guilherme Paulus include the GJP Hotels and Resorts which operates in various parts in Brazil.
He started working for IBM as an intern when he was twenty years old and has grown over the years and now leads various successful enterprises. Under the GJP Hotels and resorts, there are more than twenty branches. It has gained popularity in its areas of operation which include Maceio, Recife, and Sao Paulo. More than 5,000 people earn their living from the GJP brand and it has provided a perfect opportunity for them to grow their careers. He made his first investment in the hospitality sector in 1995. Guilherme Paulus was born in 1949 in Sao Paulo. In his higher education, he majored in business administration.
In 1972, he met a state deputy, Carlos Vicente Cerchiari and partnered with him to invest in Brazil’s tourism industry. Since Guilherme Paulus did not have enough money to fund the venture, the government official offered to provide the required capital. However, Cerchiari left the business after four years to focus on other interests. Other than his exemplary leadership skills, the tour operator succeeded due to its strategic location which was the exit of a movie theatre which attracted thousands of people from all walks of life. CVC offered an opportunity for the people visiting the movie theatre to tour the world. Guilherme Paulus revealed that the tourism sector was not doing well when he was starting CVC. He continued to expand his venture by opening more stores in the country’s largest retail malls in various places in Brazil.
In 2009, 63% stake of the company was sold to the Carlyle Group with the aim of financing its expansion plans. The acquisition was valued at $750 million. The tour operator is now the largest in Brazil and Latin America. Its annual sales revenue is estimated at $5.2 billion. Currently, CVC operates over 1,200 stores located in various places around the world which provide employment opportunities to more than 3,000 people. One of his hotels was recognized as the best golf hotel in Brazil.
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Meet Shiraz Boghani, the chairman of the Splendid Hospitality Group. Boghani is the holder of the Hotelier of the Year Award from the Asian Business Awards 2016. The individual qualifies in hospitality management. In 1969, Boghani relocated from Kenya to the U.K. Thereof; he trained as an accountant in a firm of Chartered Accountants. Splendid Hospitality hotels group manages over 20 hotels, such as Hilton London Backside, the Conran London St James, the Grand Hotel and Spa, and York and Holiday Inn London. The recent achievements include the Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel and the New Ellington in Leeds. The individual is the co-founder and chairman of the Sojourn. Follow Shiraz Boghani on Medium for latest updates.
As a philanthropist, Shiraz Boghani is an active advisory and member of the Ismaili Community. The institution educates about the history of the Ismaili Community and supports the Muslim culture. Boghani is the primary supporter of the Aga Khan Foundation, a charity organization based in the U.K and the Aga Khan Development Network. Boghani said he is grateful to win such a fantastic award. The business life of the individual composes of hotel and management ideas. Shiraz Boghani is proud of the group by achieving much. Also, the leader recognized the efforts by the Splendid Hospitality family and the management at large. Splendid Hospitality is one of the privately-owned hotel groups in the U.K that is growing at a high rate under the leadership of Boghani. Therefore, he deserved the position.
As a business person, Shiraz Boghani identified an opportunity in the healthcare industry and began Sussex Healthcare center. The institution started in 1985, and it owns over 500-bed spaces in more than 20 homes around Sussex as of today. At Sussex, we provide psychological and emotional support to the old. Under the leadership of Boghani, the institution offers a hospitable environment for recreational activities and leisure.
Besides offering support to the old, Sussex Healthcare provides accommodation for persons with developing statuses, such as learning disability, neurological condition, autism, and brain injuries. Our core purpose is to provide a healing environment. We teach the residents to have a concern about the well-being of the other patients. The institution has awards as the investor in people.
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