Guilherme Paulus Builds A Tourism Empire Despite Obstacles

Guilherme Paulus became very successful in tourism and accommodations in Brazil despite the many obstacles. Guilherme Paulus learned by listening to the government, his peers, and customers. He was not afraid to ask for advice from business men and women.

He studied business administration at the university and, he started working for IBM at age 20 as an intern. When he was 24, he met a man called Carlos Vicente Cerchiari who worked for the Brazilian government. This man had some innovative ideas about bringing tourism to Brazil.

Guilherme Paulus was excited by the concepts but, he lacked capital to invest in the ideas. Mr.Cerchari offered an investment opportunity to work in a company called CVC Tour Ltd. He would work managing the daily day to day operations of the business. They opened the first store or travel agency in Sao Paulo and, they continued their partnership for four years.

His very first CVC store was located near a cinema in Santo Andre that attracted hundreds of cinema goers. His company attracted customers that attended the nearby cinema weekly. He built up the business one step at a time.

CVC continued to grow, as Guilherme Paulus opened travel stores across Brazil. The locations of his stores were in large retail shopping malls. He went public with CVC by selling 63 percent to the Caryle Group for $750 million. He retained 27 percent of the business.

This deal helped him finance his dream of dominating the travel market in Brazil. Today, it is the largest tourism company in Brazil and Latin America. It has more than 1,200 stores. In 2005, he invested $600 million in GJP Hotels and Resorts. They now have 14 hotels and resorts and employ over 5,000 workers.

The hotels markets three distinct brands the 3 star Link Hotels, 4 star Prodigy hotels, and 5 star Wish hotels. He purchased Webjet in 2006, a small airline and, he expanded it into a larger organization.

His business organization supports programs that train young people to become leaders in Brazil. Guilherme Paulus supports the Dr. Klaide Care and Education Institute that provides free medical care and educational opportunities to poor residents of Santo Andre, Brazil.

Stream Energy, a Company Very Committed to Philanthropic Efforts

Stream Energy was recently featured on a patch.com article on the basis of its commitment to giving to deserving causes. Stream Energy is a leading direct selling and connected life services company, providing their customers with energy, wireless, protective, and home services. Stream started out merely as an energy company but expanded its business to include connected life services (such as international wireless plans, Virtual MD, digital voice service, and more). Stream currently provides services to nine states (New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Georgia, Ohio, Texas) and Washington D.C. In the state of Texas, Stream Energy was named as one of the state’s Top 10 Most Trusted Retail Electric Providers. Annually, Stream takes in over $8 billion in revenue, some of which it gives generously to deserving charities, causes, and needy people.

Stream Energy is so committed to giving back to the community that it has created a separate arm in its company called “Stream Cares” in order to do so. Theses philanthropic efforts includes donating money to victim of natural disasters, homeless children, and veterans. When Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston neighborhoods, causing lives, homes, and pets to be lost, Stream Energy funded Houston’s recovery effort with some of the proceeds from its direct energy sales. In addition, Stream helped ease the financial burden of its customers who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey with some of the proceeds. Another natural disaster where Stream extended its helping hand was when a series of tornado struck Northern Texas in 2016. Stream not only mobilized its members to assist the Salvation Army in its efforts to raise money for the victims but also matched the amount of money raised—doubling it. Stream Energy philanthropic efforts also includes working with Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross in giving to local grassroots programs, teaming up with Dallas-based Hope Supply Co. to improve the lives of 1000 homeless children, and working with Operation Once in a Lifetime to provide moral and monetary support to veterans and their families.

 

https://patch.com/texas/dallas-ftworth/dallas-based-stream-energy-creates-stream-cares-philanthropy

Understanding banking and Investment with Anil Chaturvedi

Anil Chaturvedi can only be termed as an exceptional banker. Although today he is an international figure, he started his banking career in India, but he has worked hard through being passionate and dedicated to the banking sector to become one of the most respected bankers in the world. He attended the University of Delhi where he studied economics and later an MBA.

After successfully working for several banks in India, he moved to the United States where he continued to hone his skills in the banking sector. In the United States, he went to work at the State Bank of India and helped the bank to attract many customers and made millions of dollars. That made Anil to gain a lot of respect and managed to earn the title of Man of the Year. The award is given to those with outstanding innovation to enable a business to attract clients. Anil Chaturvedi has good marketing ability, and he uses his experience to help the organizations who seek his services.

After successfully working for the State Bank of India in the United States, he was hired by the ANZ Grindlays Bank. He later moved to work at Merrill Lynch where he served as the International Director of the bank. Anil Chaturvedi has served clients who are prominent businessmen and large banks in Indian, Europe and the United States. Anil also managed to be at the circle of Champions when he was at Merrill Lynch. He was in this position for over a decade, and this ensured he attained a lot of experience before he went to work as the Managing Director of Hinduja.

Anil Chaturvedi has helped to grow the Indian economy while working at the Hinduja bank. He did this by inviting investors from the United States and other countries to start businesses in India. It enables the creation of excellent investment opportunities for the citizens of India and shaping the future of the investment of the country. While working at this banker, he has successfully started Indian tech startups through capital connections and the right investment opportunities. That is why Anil is a respected banker in the world.

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