Haroldo Jacobovicz – The story of an entrepreneur, investor, and reformer
Haroldo Jacobovicz was born in Curitiba, Brazil. In the United States, he completed his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina. He operated as a civil engineer for more than 30 years and as an engineering manager. In addition to his business interests, Haroldo Jacobovicz is also a philanthropist. He has also been into various humanitarian and development projects. In 2017, the entrepreneur donated $300,000 to the Foundation for the Development of the Neurological Centre in Brazil. The Foundation, founded in 1951, is a non-profit organization that provides medical care and research to people with neurological disorders. It also supports several international and local projects.
At age 31, the Brazilian native ventured into the mobile telecommunications business, focusing on developing mobile apps. He later diversified into the financial services sector and started a brokerage. Today, the Curitiba native is involved in several different businesses, including a real estate investment, a brokerage, a technology start-up, and an e-commerce platform. Haroldo Jacobovicz is also the co-founder of the Brazil Entrepreneur Series (BERS), a national program that provides social, financial, and medical assistance to entrepreneurs.
Haroldo is also active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors of the World Economic Forum’s Rule of Law Initiative and being a passionate advocate for social justice. He is a frequent public speaker on transparency, accountability, and digital transformation.
O Instituto Haroldo Jacobovicz encerrou 2021 com a doação de mais de 400 brinquedos e 400 panetones para instituições beneficentes que atendem crianças e idosos pic.twitter.com/YcR6L3z1TD
— Haroldo Jacobovicz (@HJacobovicz) January 11, 2022
Jacobovicz is an active member of the Brazilian Association of Progressive Entrepreneurs (ABEP) and is a Board of Directors member at the Brazilian Internet Exchange (BRS). He has also been active on the board of several non-profits in Brazil, such as the Brazilian Association of Culture and Development (ABRAM), the Brazilian Association of Biodiversification (ABBR), and the Brazilian Association of the Remote Working Community (COBIRW). Haroldo Jacobovicz holds a B.A. degree in political science and international relations and international business and business administration.