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Guilherme Paulus Leads CVC to Success

Guilherme Paulus is a household name in Brazil. He is an entrepreneur, businessman and a renowned leader. The tourism sector has experienced gradual growth over time. Part of the growth can be attributed to Guilherme Paulus’s efforts, especially after founding CVC in 972 along with Carlos Vicente Cerchiari. The company has spread its wings over a wide market base and now, it is among the largest tour operators in Latin America.

Guilherme’s background

Guilherme Paulus was born in 1949 and raised in Sao Paulo. He pursued business administration in college. He held various positions in different companies before founding CVC. With more than 50 years of experience in the tourism industry, he has led his company splendidly and now, the company is a preferred choice for many people in Brazil. He used his innovative strategies to come up with travel packages that no company had offered before. The cutting edge strategy made it a top retailer tourism network in Brazil.

During financial turmoil, he does not hesitate to ask for help. He got help from a global investment fund in 2009 that helped the company maintain quality service delivery and expand even more. In 2013, CVC started trading as a public company. Now, the company’s revenue per year hits about $5.2 billion. It is planning to expand to new markets by opening 100 stores every year. Guilherme is also looking for ways to use Omni Channel Concept to integrate online vendors with physical travel agencies.

Philanthropy

CVC sponsors various charity organizations including National Project of Professional Initiation in Tourism, Klade Care and Education Institution in Sante Andre as well as PIET in Foz Iguacu.

Achievements

He was recognized by French government officials for his contribution to the growth of the tourism industry. CVC has also been recognized widely by prefectures such as Isla Margarita and Cancun in Mexico.

Guilherme Paulus received “Personality of the Year Award” from e Turismo of Editora Abril, a prestigious magazine. He was crowned with Executive of Value title by Valor Economico. Modern Consumer awarded him with Revolutionary Consumer Relations Award. Mr. Paulus joined the National Tourism Council in 2003 as a member.

Gareth Henry and the Fortress Investment Group’s Top 3 Countries of 2014

At a hedge fund conference called the Alpha Hedge West conference that took place in 2014, Gareth Henry shared his opinion and the Fortress Investment Group’s opinion as to which three countries will be great investments. It turns out that Mr. Gareth Henry and the Fortress Investment Group thinks that they are Brazil, Japan, and Scotland. Of the three countries, Mr. Henry sees Brazil being the country to invest in in the year of 2014 for one principle reason. This reason being an anticipated Brazilian market rally following the defeat of the incumbent Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s re-election bid for another presidential term in office. With regard to Japan, Gareth Henry sees continued profits for investors in 2014 as the government economic programs implemented by Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe known as Abenomics will be turned up in intensity in 2014. With regard to Scotland, Mr. Henry sees the opportunities available in Scotland highly profitable to investors. To know more about him click here.

The Fortress Investment Group is a publicly owned and traded company, whose stock ticker symbol is “FIG” in the New York Stock Exchange. The firm was founded in the year of 1998, by Wesley R. Edens, Rob Kauffman, and Randal Nardone. Gareth Henry, the executive who was send by the Fortress Investment Group to the 2014 Alpha Hedge West conference, is a professional investor who joined the firm in the year of 2007 as a managing director. Mr. Henry holds two actuarial mathematics degrees, one he acquired from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and another first-class honors degree that he acquired from the Heriot Watt University. Gareth Henry also holds membership in two societies of actuaries, one in the United Kingdom (the Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries) and another one in the United States (in the Fellow of Society of Actuaries).

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