During the 2017 top seller event guest were treated to one of the best-organized events that year. The theme was Entrepreneurship and who better to share his experiences that entrepreneur of the year Guilherme Paulus. He was at the event to share his experiences and encourage the young and aspiring entrepreneurs in their journeys to the top. Guilherme Paulus spoke candidly about the founding of CVC and GJP, how he was able to overcome the various challenges on his way to the top as well as how he spends his time now that he has achieved considerable success. His talking points were reflective of a man who has seen it all within the tourism sector and has been able to accomplish more than he ever deemed possible. He appears on the Forbes list of billionaires something that he is proud of, yet he admits it’s not his driving force in life. Guilherme Paulus is keen on creating employment for fellow Brazilians and helping nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs. During the event, he shared the numbers that help make his businesses such a success and looking at them one is also able to see why. Find out more about Paulus at Exame.
As of October 2017, CVC Brasil Operadora e Agência de Viagens S.A had served 3,681,624 clients. By looking at this number, Guilherme Paulus was optimistic that they would beat the record in 2016 where the company served 3,978,018 clients, with three months to go and the peak season that takes place during the holidays it was easy to see why he was so optimistic. The company today has around 1,164 stores which are served by about 9,086 travel agents. These are spread in virtually every state in Brazil with a presence in 456 cities and towns.
As for the GJP network that is barely a decade and a half old, they are also posting impressive numbers. They have been able to grow their hotels to 19 with a total of 3,000 rooms. This has helped the network serve an increasing number of clients every year as they have been able to establish seven in the south region five in the southeast region and the remaining seven in the northeast region.
The entrepreneur is well known as one of the early investors in the multinational company known as Uber. For about 21 hours, he expressed his opinions about the country’s economy. He used his Twitter account to air his opinions about the issues. Some people were left uncertain about what he was talking about. For many years now, he has accumulated a lot of wealth through his venture capitalism activities. It was a surprise move to many people as Shervin Pishevar has never shared his thoughts with the members of the public.
He was recently accused of some unethical practices that led to his resignation. The general idea about his tweets was that the U.S. economy would experience a negative trend. Through his messages, he outlined his reasons for the predictions. He is the pioneer of Sherpa Capital and through his visionary leadership, the firm has grown to be one of the best in terms of performance in the industry.
Shervin Pishevar argued that despite the belief by most people that the Bitcoin technology will have a positive trend in the short run, it would experience a significant drop. However, he pointed out that the situation would later rise again to a better level. The Uber investor is vocal about many economic issues. His tweets consisted of 50 messages. Some of the main areas that he touched on include bonds, Bitcoins, SpaceX, and immigration. He described the future state of the economy as a “financial storm.” According to Shervin Pishevar, the stock markets would also experience a 6,000 points drop within a short time. After taking his dinner for some hours, he came back and started talking about the death of the Silicon Valley.
Before the tweets by Shervin Pishevar, he had not been seen in the public since December last year. Before resigning from his position at Sherpa Capital, he posted his resignation on his Twitter account. He revealed that the main reason for the move was to protect the corporate image of the company. He argued that his business opponents were only after ruining his career. Mr. Pishevar had initiated legal proceedings against a firm called Definers Public claiming that it was defaming him through various platforms.
Louis Chenevert is one man who understands the usefulness of hard work and grit towards achieving greatness in any line of work. Since his birth in 1958 in Montréal Québec city, Louis a Canadian entrepreneur and a businessman had significant success in different positions that he has served before his great retirement. Contrary to what many may think, Louis Chenevert had an ordinary life during his childhood. He is one person who believes that with dedication and commitment, one can achieve their goals.
Louis went to the University of Montreal where he pursued a degree in production management. With the skills and expertise that he gained there, Chenevert new that he would help the company that he joins toproduce high-quality products, fast, in large quantity and also at low cost. Louis first step into his career is when he got a job at General Motors in St. Therese in his home city. According to Guy Hachey the man responsible for offering Chenevert a job, he is the man who was great working with. Due to his hard work, Hachey would always promote Louis Chenevert to the position he was whenever he got promoted to a higher rank.
Chenevert served at General Motors in Montreal for about fourteen years and felt that it was a great time that he made some changes. With the convincement that he got from Karl Krapek another employee at GM plant, Louis decided to join the aerospace industry. It is in the year 1993that he joined Pratt and Whitney Canada (PWC) a company that deals with manufacturing of aircraft engines the PWC is a part of the Pratt and Whitney (P&W) Company in the U.S which is also a unit of the United Technologies Corporation (UTC).
Due to his hard work, it only took him three years when he was appointed the president of P&W in 1999. The company at that time was not doing fine, but through the hard work, dedication and with Chenevert leadership, the company started to make profits. As a result of this, UTC the parent company came looking for Louis Chenevert and later in 2006 he joined UTC as its chairman. Later in 2008, he became the company’s CEO and also its president. He had many successes at UTC, but the most notable one was when he assisted the company to buy the Goodrich Corporation at a Whooping 18 billion dollars. This made UTC a more prominent company than it was already. He later retired in 2014.
Hussain Sajwani is the founder of a real estate empire based in Dubai. He is an Emirati billionaire born to a father who was also an established entrepreneur. His childhood prepared him for his future in entrepreneurship as he learned his work ethic from his family. His determination helped him obtain a government scholarship that sent him to the University of Washington in America and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Economics.
Sajwani used his passion to be his own boss and founded his real estate developing company called DAMAC. DAMAC quickly rose to success and Hussain was unstoppable, and then 2008 hit and with it came a catastrophic property cash. As 20008 was nearly the end of DAMAC, the public was particularly interested to hear from its owner in his recent 2008 interview. Businessmen around the world wanted to know how he turned his struggling company back into a profitable Arabian real estate company.
Sajwani still doesn’t like talking about the near demise of his luxury real estate company, but tells the Arabian Business journalists that those six months were perhaps the hardest of his life. However he opens up about how he was able to keep the business afloat by knowing what their best assets were. They did not consolidate or sell their assets, and instead continued staying in the marina. DAMAC also had escrow funds at the time which, thankfully, helped the company survive. Thanks to Hussain Sajwani’s management and leadership learned from early childhood, Sajwani managed to navigate the company through its hard times and return it to its previous level of superior success.
DAMAC withstood the crash of 2008 and came back on top. The real estate company is back to developing luxury properties across the country of Dubai. DAMAC proved they were back to their full operational standard in 2013 when they were listed on the London Stock Exchange. Today they hold the title of being the first Middle Eastern company to do so and their IPO now stands at $379 million, making Sajwani the 4th richest Arab man on earth.
Established in 1972, JHSF is a leading company in the high-income real estate sector in Brazil. It has operations in the commercial and residential market acquisitions, international executive airport, upscale hotels as well as management and development of shopping centers. The company is known for being able to identify new opportunities for business in its areas of operation.
Quality, daring, innovative, pioneering and the capability of presenting solutions that are sustainable in the client’s projects are just a few of the traits found in the DNA of the company. In JHSF’s history, it consolidated its services in the capitals like Manaus, Salvador, and Sao Paulo. The company comprises four business units: Executive Airport, Fasano Hotels and Restaurants, Incorporations, and Malls. As it has already occurred in the matured real estate markets from abroad, JHSF anticipated and had to redirect its business focus to the income area that’s recurring. To know more click here.
Currently, the holding prioritized project implementations having characteristics of administration and development of the high-standard hotels, shopping malls as well as Integrated Urban Development of Catarina, comprised of the initial phase by Catarina Fashion Outlet and Catarina Executive Airport. The areas with recurring income have grown its share of revenue of the company significantly. JHSF3 (JHSF Participators) has been open from 2007, with its shares trading on the Novo Mercado, a listing BM&F Bovespa segment.
José Auriemo Neto is the CEO of JHSF Par from 2003. He joined the company in the year 1993 and established its department of service, by creating the company for parking lot management, Parkbem in the year 1997. Neto worked for JHSF Participacoes SA as CEO since 2006 up to May 2014. He also served as its Board Member of Executive Officers starting from March 26, 2009.
When people change their careers, they are likely to face myriads of obstacles that may result in their failure. Sheldon Lavin is a completely different professional. After a couple of years working as a financial consultant in his own company, Otto & Sons’ convinced the financial expert to join the meat processing company as a partner. This move was triggered by the quality of financial services that he offered the company. By joining the Chicago-based meat processing company, the entity stood to benefit by having an experienced financial expert oversee its day-to-day activities. This move would protect the company from non-profitable business operations and improve its profitability margins.
Lavin joined OSI Group 43 years ago. Today, he has the full control of the company. His transformative leadership has helped the company to expand to different parts of the globe and enhance its product offing. Lavin has also recruited the services of highly qualified leaders such as David McDonald to help him in offering visionary leadership at the company.
In a recent interview, Lavin praised the family culture at OSI. He noted that although OSI was a large organization, it was proud of its entire workforce. The executive leader said that the company’s staffs are talented, loyal, and hardworking. They have played a pivotal role in enhancing the company’s success. The family culture starts at the top. Notably, OSI Group’s top management team enjoys their lunch together at the corporate offices. This element of cohesion encourages friendship and openness.
Sheldon Lavin is OSI Group’s chief executive officer. The executive leader joined the company in early 70s. He has extensive experience in the financial industry. Initially, the company was owned by Otto and Sons. After Otto resigned, the management of the company was left to Sheldon and the two sons of Otto. Eventually, Lavin bought the shareholdings of the two sons to own the company fully. Lavin has inspired his employees to produce a wide variety of processed meat products that include baked products, vegetables, and fruits. To know more click here.