When Guilherme Paulus was aged 24 years, he met a local government officer who shared with him information about an idea he was contemplating. The officer wanted to build a tour company, to boost tourism in Brazil. In 1972, Carlos Vicente and Guilherme Paulus agreed that they would start a tour company that they would call Operadora e Agencia de Viagens CVC Tour Ltda. Although Paulus was into the idea, he did not have money to offer for the running of operations. The matter was however solved when they agreed on Guilherme running the daily operations of the company while Carlos Vicente would concentrate on supplying capital to the business. With that agreement, the business kicked off. Four years later, Vicente left the company. Even after Vicente left, the company did not die. Paulus was determined to manage its operations. He was sure that he could transform the operations of the company significantly.
How Guilherme Paulus became successful is an inspiring story. Against all the odds, a young man managed to build a company that would thrive and offers better opportunities to the country. The vision that he has for the country’s tourism is like none other. He understands the industry better than anyone else. The first outlet that the company created was in Sao Paulo. The first advert they made was placed strategically near a cinema, where thousands of people would visit. The idea that Paulus had was one of getting the attention of the people leaving the cinema. Many of them would come out with the vision of exploring the world and what they would find was a board that was giving exactly that opportunity. Through CVC, Guilherme Paulus managed to build a company that would sell Brazil to the world. The number of tourists that were coming into the country increased.
With his first business going on well, there was no limit for Guilherme Paulus. All he had to do was remain committed to the cause. He was winning the hearts of many investors in the country, and there was no way he was going to allow the dream he had not to come to fruition. He worked extra hard until the company became the best in the world.
Hussain Sajwani believes that a healthy lifestyle is key to being a good worker. His company is all about luxury real estate—not health. However, he tries to foster a culture of health-consciousness in his company by holding company events where people do athletic stuff. The families of employees are brought into these events to encourage exercise among all. Hussain Sajwani knows that being a lazy tub of lard is inexcusable, and that one must be healthy and active in order to have a sharp mind. A lot of different types of physical and mental issues arise when a person does not exercise—even if he or she eats healthy.
The country of China and the United Arab Emirates have great bilateral relations. This is the time to get into business with the Chinese. This is why the DAMAC owner is seriously planning on leading his business pursuits down the path of doing things with China.
Hussain Sajwani is thoroughly interested in history. This is why he frequently reads up on the subject in his free time. He feels that there are many important lessons to learn from past history. As a businessman, it is especially important to learn these lessons. He is also really interested in travel, because travel allows a person to widen his/her perspective on the world. Mind expansion is an important aspect of being a businessman, because you must constantly be growing. The world never stays the same.
As per alkhaleej.ae, the DAMAC owner believes that education and experience both have equal importance when it comes to personal growth. They both feed into each other.
Hussain Sajwani is rather old and has seen a time when Dubai wasn’t so built up. Those days are now gone. He has a book full of photographs that were taken of Dubai 50 years ago. The differences are stark. Dubai is different than it was 50 years ago. Many people who lived there years ago may miss how it was. However, it is now a highly competitive jewel in the United Arab Emirates.
One’s background should never determine their destiny. Furthermore, every person has total control of their fate. Therefore, it is upon one to decide whether they are going to make it or they aren’t. A living example to the above is Hussain Sajwani. Despite him going through all the challenges, he chose not to be pulled back by the struggles but instead embrace them and use the battles as the stepping stone to the shape his destiny and now he is the not only the president but the CEO of Damac Group.
Education and Career
After finishing his high school, he passed with flying colors, but his father never wanted Hussain Sajwani, DAMAC Owner, to proceed with training since he was the first born. The father wanted him to join him in the family business, but due to the visions and ambition to succeed, he turned his father’s wish down. Luckily enough, the government offered him a scholarship to study at the University of Washington. While there he majored in Economics and worked hard with the vision of getting better employment. Soon after school, he got his first job as a contract manager. Later after moving to his second job, he realized that he was never meant to work. He quit and opened his first business.
His discipline, effort, and hard work came to pay off later when he guided the enterprise through ups and downs until he opened a construction company by the name of DAMAC Properties. The Hussain Sajwan has worked with some other business empires around the globe including the Trump Organization. Their relationship led to the construction of some golf courses in Dubai. Furthermore, Hussain Sajwani has built some luxury apartments with others still under development through DAMAC Properties. His Unique taste for lavish spending has seen him hire world known designer’s such as Versace to do the interior decoration of the lavish apartments.
Hussain Sajwani net worth is about three billion dollars, and a massive amount of his money is directed to helping the less fortunate in the world especially mothers and children in Africa and Asia. Contact Sajwani on Twitter.
CAOA is a market leader in the automotive industry and was founded by Dr. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira. As a growing and sophisticated car dealership company, they managed to strike a partnership with Renault, as the exclusive importer of Renault cars. It was a booming relationship until Renault started to retain import duties and there was a fallout. Dr. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira took just six years to take CAOA to a whole new level in the car dealership industry. Their breakthrough partnership was with Ford, as they were appointed as the official importer of Ford vehicles in the whole of Latin America.
In 1998, CAOA acquired their next major client, Subaru, a world-renowned car manufacturer in Japan. One year through their journey, the number of Subaru vehicles sold tripled and this is still considered as one of the huge accomplishments in the history of the company.
Hyundai did not meet their sales target in Brazil after two unsuccessful partnerships with other dealership companies. As a last attempt, Hyundai partnered up with CAOA in 1999. The sales of Tucson from Hyundai exceeded the set target and it was a huge success for both the companies. With time Dr. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira was convinced that he needed to do something bigger and better, and in 2007, he took a major decision to make a car manufacturing unit with Hyundai as a partner. It is called Hyundai CAOA Montadora de Veiculos S / A and required an expenditure of $1.2 billion.
Dr. Calor Alberto de Oliveira Andrade, awarded as the Entrepreneur of the year by istoedinheiro.com.br, was also concerned about the environment. He imposed strict safety protocols and use of energy efficient machinery leading to less pollution. He also recycled the waste from the production line. His engagement in the reforestation of the Midwest shows how deeply he cares about the environment and the other species that we co-exist with.
Recently, Hyundai named CAOA as the distributor of the year, a small gesture to the long successful partnership they share. The marketing approach of CAOA has helped Hyundai become a huge success in the country. In 2012, the range of cars they were dealing with increased many folds. The list of cars included Flex, i30, Elantra to name a few. Currently, CAOA is the market leader in distributing and manufacturing in South America.
Louis Chenevert had a career that many people could only dream of. He was the production manager as well as the CEO of General Motors in the United States. He has also worked as the CEO of the United Technologies company and was an advisor for the Goldman Sachs company. This Canadian businessman worked hard and Louis Chenevert had a good career.
Louis Chenevert got his degree in production management and got a job with the General Motors company based out of the Quebec office. Chenevert worked hard on the job and proved he had what it takes to be successful. He was promoted to the lead of the assembly line at the General Motors in Montreal. Louis Chenevert worked hard and kept on getting promoted within the company. He worked his way up and other organizations took notice of his hard work. He was offered a job as the President of the Bombardier Aerospace company. In this position, he improved the efficiency of the production line and was able to lead the production up to one vehicle per minute.
WhileLouis Chenevert had enjoyed success in the auto industry, he decided to move on to another management position. He made the transition to work in the aerospace industry and worked for such companies as Pratt & Whitney and United Technologies Corporation. At this organization, he was able to lower the operating costs and increase production at the same time.
Louis Chenevert has some exception leadership skills and has been able to turn the companies he worked for in a positive manner. While he did retire in 2014, he did manage to stay busy. He has a number of hobbies and dedicates his time to a charitable organization. He is active with the Yale Cancer Center and gives his support to these causes.
Ryan Seacrest is a famous American Radio and TV presenter. He hosts some of the most popular radio programs in the entertainment industry. Ryan is the host of the exciting music competition called the American Idol. Ryan will be hosting the program as it will be aired for the first time this year. This will be its initial season on ABC in this year’s spring.
Ryan Seacrest is a creative businessman who invests in entertainment and creativity. Ryan has received numerous awards for his commitment to getting entertainment to the next level. He holds a variety of positions in both local and national radio stations. He also presents in some TV cable programs.
His urge to quench the thirst for entrepreneurship has driven him to get involved in a variety of entertainment and media firms. More so, Ryan has always been involved in charitable community development activities. In his philanthropy, Ryan Seacrest, the creator of Distinction, is mainly focused on helping the youths to achieve their life goals. His youth-focused programs have caused some significant impacts throughout the country while placing him in a better position of helping people to realize their dreams.
The radio program, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, is one of the most popular radio show in the nation. The program is aired in the morning hours by the 102.7 KIIS-FM radio station that is owned by the iHeartMedia. The show is number 1 syndicated morning-drive show in Los Angeles. The show is also among the top 40 nationally syndicated shows. Additionally, Ryan Seacrest is the official producer and co-host on the Disney that is aired on ABC. The program is a syndicated morning talk program branded as Live with Kelly and Ryan. Ryan hosts this morning show alongside a hilarious radio presenter, Kelly.
Ryan Seacrest is the owner of Ryan Seacrest Productions that is abbreviated as RSP. This company won an Emmy award for its excellent contributions in the entertainment industry. The company is in charge of producing the Hit E! Series. The production is called Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The producer also produces the program’s spinoffs as well. Connect with Ryan Seacrest on Facebook.
OSI group has been experiencing a curve of never-ending growth. Well, the growth of OSI group can be traced back to the excellent leadership offered by people such as David McDonald. Since McDonald possesses the various qualities that a good leader should have, OSI Group has excelled under his tenure as the company’s president.
David McDonald started out at OSI Group as a project manager. Currently, he is the president of the company, and this is a sign that he is a visionary leader. Furthermore, he has worked at OSI Group for over three decades. During this period, McDonald was able to work his way up to becoming the president of OSI Group. Since McDonald has always been passionate about leading OSI Group to greatness, he has been able to utilize his position as an executive within the company to make sure that the company prospers accordingly.
About David McDonald
McDonald was born and bred in northeast Iowa. He undertook his undergraduate degree at the Iowa State University. While at the university, he specialized in animal science. After graduating with honors, he submitted his curriculum vitae at OSI Group, and he was in turn hired as the productions manager. McDonald started out in the lower ranks, but he was confident enough that he would one day serve in, the higher positions within the company. His hard work at OSI Group has paid off, and he is currently the company’s president.
After many years of hard work, David McDonald is currently a successful individual since he is serving as a president to one of the largest privately held companies in America. Many residents in the state of Iowa have been able to benefit from the various philanthropic endeavors that McDonald has been engaging in. Apart from that, McDonald has also been assisting students from the Iowa State University by granting them internship opportunities at OSI Group.
David McDonald’s effort in OSI Group has been very beneficial in growing the firm since he is also behind the expansion of OSI in China. Apart from that, he has also been involved in the acquisition of other companies such as Baho Food. McDonald brought forth the idea about acquisitions as a way of making sure that the international presence of OSI group grew stronger in the process. Far from that, the experience that McDonald has gathered over the years has also come in handy. Additionally, his in-depth understanding of how OSI Group operates has also contributed to his sound leadership in the company.
The current CEO of the Papa John’s pizza company has put out a heartfelt and well-written letter of apology to the public. In this letter, he apologizes to all of the friends, partners and customers of the Papa John’s Pizza Company. He has delivered a sincere apology to anyone that might have been hurt or offended by the words of the past CEO of the company.
He states that the week of controversy has been the hardest for him out of his 22 year career with Papa Johns. He wishes to clarify to the public that the words of the past do not in any way, shape or form reflect his own personal views or the values of the Papa John’s Pizza Company. Steve Ritchie states that any kind of insensitive language or racism have never and will never be tolerated in any level of the company.
According to his crunchbase profile, he wants the people to understand that Papa John’s is not composed of only one person. Papa John’s is a company that is made up out of more than 120,000 hard-working employees all over the world. These people work is local owners comments operators comments corporate and franchise team members that are constantly doing their best to provide the customer with better service and better Pizza. Steve Ritchie Papa Johns knows that the people deserve more than just words, so he has promised to implement actions that will provide solutions to the problems of the past. One of the solutions is to seek out outside experts so that they may audit the company’s internal inclusion practices, culture and diversity. This will help the management to know what the company’s strengths and weaknesses are so that they may set more clearly defined goals for the betterment of the company as a whole.
The CEO also promises to send out it’s Senior Management to obtain valuable information from employees from every franchise. He hopes to use this feedback to pave a path for the company to move forward from the pains of the past. Steve Ritchie will continue to be transparent with the people so that they may hold him and the company accountable every step of the way. Also check his profile on Bloomberg.
It all started in 2002, when Hussain Sajwani turned a simple brainstorming idea into a profit structure. The idea was to invest in developing properties in Dubai. He launched his development plan like an epic adventure, and it turned out far better than he could have imagine. With the initial success of that first project, Hussain Sajwani saw that he could change underdeveloped land into sprawling luxury. That first 3 story apartment building had interested buyers, before ground even broke on the project. Because of this, Hussain Sajwani realized that he had a knack for land development and founded his own company, DAMAC Properties.
DAMAC Properties main headquarters is in Dubai and the company specializes in high-end luxury commercial and residential buildings. Since the first apartment building in Dubai, DAMAC has expanded to other regions, these include Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and North Africa and Qatar, and Lebanon. The single idea behind DAMAC Properties was to develop luxury real estate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Hussain Sajwani joined with the business mogul, Donald Trump in 2013 to build two luxury golf courses. The resulting project collaboration opened to the public in February 2017, The Trump International Golf Course Dubai. Now that the conceptual golf course has been completed, Hussain Sajwani has moved to second part of his business deal with a course designed by Tiger Woods called, the Trump World Golf Course; which is scheduled to open in February 2018.
Although, ideally the partnership with Donald Trump has been successful thus far, future development deals will have to wait, since now President Trump has divested himself of the interest in his real estate empire. But, on the business front Hussain has more than property development on his mind. He also participates in donor gift giving, helping several organizations. The highest profile philanthropic gift that he has given to date was one million dollars to “the UAE Compassion Campaign.” The Compassion Campaign is geared towards rendering assistance to refugees in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon. Additionally, DAMAC has provided philanthropic support for the volunteer humanitarian efforts of the UAE Red Crescent Society.
At a striving forty-three years old, Ryan Seacrest is perhaps one of the most remarkable celebrities that seem to have escaped the mouths of many people. Seacrest is not only a busy producer, hosting many shows including the extremely popular reality show, ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians,’ but has many exceptional accomplishments to show for his career as a colossal media outlet. Some of the productions that Ryan Seacrest has contributed towards or feature in includes On Air with Ryan, Live with Kelly and Ryan, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, as well as the Ryan Seacrest Distinction/ Polish. The most notable of his productions being his well-known appearance as a host on American Idol.
As phenomenal and mysterious as Ryan Seacrest is, he still lives a relatively normal life. Alongside being conscious of his health and diet, he has his morning cup of coffee just like the rest of us. Sweatpants and a loose t-shirt is not an abnormal morning routine for Seacrest as well as a quick scroll through the news before heading about on his daily commute.
Fitness and health are a great point of interest for Ryan Seacrest and has been a large part of his normal day to day routine since he was in his early 20’s. Alongside his regime of personal care, Ryan’s diet generally leans more towards a very vegan palette.
According to the New York Times, Self-care is such a critical aspect of our contemporary lives, a fact that is well known by Seacrest. During an interview, when asked about his self-care disposition, Seacrest had responded with a tale of how he had once brought a personal trainer with him to the Bahamas during a production so that he would not lose the routines that he had created for himself at home. He is very open and comfortable with the personal importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Ryan Seacrest (@ryanseacrest) is truly a remarkable man and a public figure. He has inspired many and will continue to do so.