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Shiraz Boghani- A Great Business Guru

Shiraz Boghani boasts of being more than just a flourishing businessman located in the United Kingdom. Originally from Africa Kenya, he relocated to the UK in the early 1960s and trained at Chartered Accountants firm to become an accountant. Shiraz later moved to the Thomson McLintock and Co, now known as KPMG. However, this was just a stepping ladder to a long and very successful career that has seen him achieve more than only financial success.

In 2017, Shiraz Boghani was honoured by the Asian Business Award 2016 with the prestigious award Hotelier of the Year. As the Chairman and founder of Splendid Hospitality Group, Shiraz has cultivated over 30 years of extensive practice in the hospitality business, which has tremendously paid off with the most prestigious honor. Boghani currently owns and also oversees the running of 19 hotels located in Britain and 1990s he became the first person to introduce a brand of hotels. Shiraz hard work and dedication has enabled the group to become the fastest growing and privately owned hotel groups in the United Kingdom and beyond.

Most recently the company launched the beautiful Hilton London Bankside Hotel that will cost over 121 million pounds located in London’s Bankside suburbs. In addition to starting Hilton, the Grand Hotel and Spa, The St James Conrad London, York and the Holiday Inn London in Wembley are also his credentials.

The Splendid Hospital Group has over the years rapidly grown, and achieved tremendous success thanks to its leader Shiraz Boghani. And this makes him more deserving of such a prestigious award. Boghani also boasts of being the chairman of Sojourn Hotels LLP.

Over the years, Shiraz has maintained a keen and sharp spotting for business development and opportunities. And in 1985 he co-founded the Sussex Healthcare a premier health facility. They currently have over 18 Care Homes with over 500 beds capacity.

Shiraz Boghani has a soft spot and loves helping others. He is renowned as a generous man who dedicates his time to charitable events. He actively supports the Aga Khan Foundation and also the Aga Khan Development Network worldwide operations. Shiraz Boghani has entirely devoted his life, skills, and energy to achieve greater success in every business he starts.

Find more about Shiraz Boghani: https://medium.com/@ShirazBoghani/

Brazil’s Impressive Hotel Magnate Guilherme Paulus

Guilherme Paulus is the latest Brazilian billionaire in Forbes’ list. In 1972, at only 24 years of age, he cofounded CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S. A., a Brazil-based tour operator. His partner was a Brazilian politician who withdrew four years later.

Nonetheless, Guilherme Paulus steered CVC to greater success. Today, CVC is one of Latin America’s largest tour operators processing over 2.5 million passengers annually, has 8,000 travel agents, and 700 agency offices. Paulus’ innovative bend spurred the impressive growth of CVC. For instance, he pioneered the chartering of international flights while parceling out the prices of airfares. Prior to the 2014 World Cup, GJP actively bid to build and maintain hotels close to Brazil’s airports. Read this article by Guilherme Paulus at Forbes.

In 2009, Guilherme Paulus sold 63.6% of his shares to the Carlyle Group. Besides the CVC, he founded GJP Hotels & Resorts in 2005. At that time each of these holdings had unique names, meaning they had not been incorporated as a group. However, restructuring turned the GJP Hotels & Resorts into the GJP Network Group. This resulted in the creation of three signature flagships: the Wish for its five-star hotels, Prodigy for its four-star hotels, and Linx for the group’s budget rate hotels.

His tour operating company provides services such as resorts, ship cruises, and airline travel. Other services include organizing, planning, and resource allocation. Though most of its clients are found in Brazil, the company posts impressive growth returns and revenues. In its 2017 quarterly report, GJP Hotels & Resorts posted revenue of $385 million and a net income of $81.5 million an increase of 21.17% over 2016. What’s more, it had total annual revenues of $1,185.1 billion and a net income of $223.9 million. This equates to a profit of 18.89%.

Guilherme Paulus began his career as an intern with IBM before the age of 20. Consequently, his activities with CVC helped Paulus join the Forbes list of Brazilian billionaires. In addition, Brazil’s president appointed Guilherme Paulus as a member of the country’s tourism board. Also, his company is affiliated to two boards namely Marilia Artimonte Rocca and Luis Eduardo Falco Pires Correa. Learn more: https://www.forbes.com/profile/guilherme-paulus/