The Connection Between Guilherme Paulus And The Brazilian Tourism Sector

GJP (Guilherme Jesus Paulus) Hotels & Resorts are one of Brazils largest chain of hotels with assets that surpass the half a billion mark. Today the GJP network of hotels is now Guilherme Paulus most valuable assets, and he is now concentrating more on this venture since he sold a large portion of CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. The GJP network currently owns around twenty hotels all under different star classification something that has allowed the network to tap into the industry’s diverse clientele.

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Guilherme Paulus has always been a savvy investor who has always believed in the power to grow a brand from its humble beginnings into recognizable brands. His focus on the tourism industry has also been very important to his rise to achieve billionaire status. The tourism sector in Brazil has been on an incredible growth path that has helped investors in the industry earn incredible returns. They have also continued to splash more capital into their ventures as this growth does not seem to be slowing down anytime soon. The level of commitment to investing in tourism was clearly reflected by the Carlyle group when they acquired quite a substantial stake in CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S.A. This acquisition would be one of the largest in Brazil back in 2009 and would propel the company value to greater heights.

At the time of acquisition Guilherme Paulus was getting GJP on a steady path in the hotel business and he had just acquired some of the necessary approvals required in the development of a number of hotels that the group wanted to develop near airports in the hope that the upcoming sports events would bring enough numbers to occupy all available spaces. This was a strategy developed by Guilherme Paulus, who had studied the industry since he was 22 and had a level of understanding that made his analysis credible. The entrepreneur has had his ups and downs in his journey here, and he continues to credit these hardships for making him such a shrewd investor. Today, as he sits on the Brazilian Tourism board he hopes he can help grow the sector to where the entire team envisions.

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Greg Aziz, Railroad Freight Car Reviver

Originally named Imperial Steel Car by its founders in 1912, National Steel Car (NSC) changed its name later that same year. Dofasco bought NSC but relinquished its power by 1990. In 1994, Gregory James Aziz, owner of National Industries Inc. purchased National Steel Car from Dofasco and transformed the declining company into Canada’s leading freight car manufacturer. As Chairman, President, and CEO of NSC, Greg Aziz began the transformation of this company by increasing the number of employees from 500 to 3000, thus increasing production of steel cars from 3500 to 12,500 annually. With that increase, NSC was revived.

 

Greg J. Aziz was born on April 30th, 1949 in London, Ontario. At the age of 22, Greg had joined his family’s business. They owned a wholesale food importation company called Affiliated Foods which over the expansion of 16 years has become a major fresh food distributor throughout the United States and Eastern Canada. They import fresh foods from other areas of the world such as Europe and Central, and South America.

 

His education began at Ridley College in St. Catharines, 20 miles from Niagra Falls. He later attended the University of Western Ontario where he majored in Economics.

 

Honored with the TTX SECO award since 1996, the highest quality award, NSC has also maintained its title of certified ISO 9001 for the past 18 years. The SECO is a program the measures and grades a company according to its delivery, performance, cost, total quality management, customer service, and finance structure. In order to have maintained this stature of excellence, Greg Aziz, and his relentless perseverance has had to endure much.

 

Now, Greg, and his wife, Irene, are sponsors of Hamilton’s annual Royal Agricultural Fair, Canada’s most prominent fair. National Steel Car’s sponsorship of Theatre Aquarius, The Hamilton Opera, The United Way, The Salvation Army, and several other charities demonstrates the couples desire to give back. Each year thousands of employees, come together to participate in a food drive during the annual Christmas party.

 

“Since manufacturing our first rail car over 100 years ago, National Steel Car has earned a reputation as North America’s leading railroad freight car manufacturer. We’ve done so through a relentless focus on excellence in engineering and commitment to quality. Go Here for additional information.

 

The cornerstone of National Steel Car is our people. I am immensely proud of the great company we have built together,” says Greg