Since the founding of GJP Hotels & Resorts in 1995, Guilherme Paulus has over $600 million of his wealth in transforming the hotel into Brazil’s leading chain of hotel specializing in deluxe services. His investment has paid off as the GJP Hotels & Resorts has grown into an awarding network of hotels with four brands to its name. The four different brands, Saint Andrews, Linx, Wish and Prodigy, cater to distinct needs of various markets in the hospitality industry.
As a testament to the hotel chain’s growing influence in the industry, Wish Foz do Iguaçu which is a five-star rated golf resort located in Brazil’s Foz do Iguaçu in Parana State was voted the best golf resort in the country. Under the chairmanship of Guilherme Paulus, the hotel chain has grown into a national brand with over 20 outlets and an employee base exceeding 19,000 personnel. Such successes and commitment to employment creation earned him Brazil’s Entrepreneur of the Year and Personality of the Year award in 2017.
A Serial Investor in Brazil’s Economy
Before GJP Hotels & Resorts earned him international recognitions and awards, Guilherme Paulus had already made a name for himself as one of the leading corporate leaders and entrepreneurs in Brazil. A risk-taker and bold leader, Mr. Paulus is the man behind the success of Brazil’s leading tours and travel company: CVC. Co-founding CVC in 1972 when he was just 24 years old, Guilherme Paulus guided the company to financial and operational success. As the company’s chairman, he was responsible for the company’s rapid growth into a market leader. By the time he sold his majority stake in CVC for over $750 million, it had expanded its operations throughout Brazil with hundreds of outlets and vendors in major cities across the country.
Investing in the Air Transport
Guilherme Paulus has also invested in the air transport industry with the purchase of an airline with one airplane. Within five years, Webjet had grown into a reputable airline with numerous airplanes. When he sold the airline in 2011 to GOL, Mr. Paulus had transformed it into one of the leading airlines in the country. In addition to his executive duties at his companies, he serves on the management board of Brazil’s National Tourism of Council.
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Luiz Carlos Trabuco began working for Trabuco Bradesco Bank in 1969 when he was only 17. During these early years, he also gained a higher education, earning degrees in Philosophy and Social Psychology at Fundacao Escola de Sociologia e Politica de Sao Paulo. has served in various leadership positions at Bradesco Bank for many years. His leadership life really got started in 1984. And his leadership has been awarded many times. In 2006 he was named the Business Sector leader in the area of Insurance and Penson Plans by Gazeta Mercantil Business Leaders Forum. Visit the website weforum.org to learn more about Trabuco Bradesco.
In 2009 he was named on the list of 100 most influential Brazilians in the country. The leadership positions he has held include Vice Chairman of Bradesco Bank’s Board of Directors, President of Bradesco Vida e Previdencia, President of the National Association of Private Pensions, President o the National Federation of Supplementary Health, chairman of the board of directors of Odontoprey SA, and Vice President of the National Confederation of General Insurance Companies. He was also a member of the Association Internationale pour l’Etude de l’Economie de l’Assurance. Visit Wikipedia.org to know more about Trabuco Bradesco.
His biggest role came in 2009 when he was named Trabuco Bradesco Bank’s CEO. This came as Trabuco Bradesco Bank, like many companies in the world, had been put into a state of financial crisis by the worldwide financial depression. For many years leading up to this point, Bradesco Bank had been the number one bank in the country. This year saw this change for many years as they were passed for that spot by Itau Unibanco. In 2016 Forbes named him on its list of Best CEOs in Brazil. He was named the chairman of the board of directors of Bradesco Bank in October 2017.
Trabuco Bradesco had been the company’s fourth CEO. Between October and March, he held both the chairman and CEO position until the vacancy could be officially filled. This past March this vacant position was officially filled by Octavio de Lazari.
Starting at 2015, Brazil has been experiencing its darkest days in the economy. Almost no investments are being made in the nation, the Brazilian community is afraid of spending, and more political figures are being flagged for scam and money laundry as 2017 keeps advancing. The country is experiencing a hard time as unemployment is getting harsher and people don’t invest in education anymore.
However, Brazil is gently overcoming its crash in the economy. Through the right investments in the outside market, they had made a significant rise in 2016 when their currency, the “Real,” increased by 10 % over the US dollar. The framework of the investments being made shows the philosophy of exporting more than importing and making internal moves to create incentives for employment.
With a lot of commitment and the right decisions, Brazil can recover its position as one of the leading countries in Latin America. A famous Brazilian investor, Cassio Audi, never gave up on his country. He has been leading the investment market since 2006 and has worked as Chief Financial Officer and CEO of two prominent companies in Brazil’s economy. With a lot of recommendations from other prominent figures in the field, Cassio believes that Brazil will rise again by making the right decisions.
Cassio Audi has more than 23 years of experience in the field of financial strategy and planning and has helped not only the profit of the corporations he worked on but indirectly has been helping Brazil’s economic state. He already passed through Rossi, one of the most influential companies of civil constructions and GVMI, a corporation that is specialized in making investments.
The picture of the Brazilian economy has improved since the impeachment of the President Dilma Rousseff. Investors are returning their sights to the nation, and the government is making actions to promote education. It is a step in the right direction.