Haroldo Jacobovicz is a Brazilian civil engineer, business entrepreneur, and investor. He was born in Curitiba on August 27, 1961. He is the oldest of four male siblings and the son of Alfredo and Sarita, both of whom worked in the field of civil engineering in Paraná. He has been married to Sarita Zlotnik since 1986, and the couple has two daughters, Karina, a manufacturing engineer, and Valeria, a lawyer.
Haroldo Jacobovicz went to Colégio Stella Maris for his Primary Education (Child Education); Colégio Militar for his Gymnasium Education (Elementary Education and High School) back when it was only open to boys; and Colégio Militar for his Secondary Education (Elementary Education and High School). The school honed its focus on technology and the exact sciences in order to attract students interested in attending technical academies and institutes like the Instituto Tecnológico da Aeronáutica (ITA).
In 1979,Haroldo Jacobovicz began his studies in Civil Engineering at the Federal University of Paraná, where he was influenced by the military’s emphasis on the virtues of discipline, order, respect, and a spirit of cooperation. He received his diploma in July 1983, but prior to enrolling in college, he founded his first company, which was called Microsystem. He would give automation to retailers, pharmacies, and supermarkets in cooperation with three pals who worked in the field of information technology. The lack of clients caused the company to go out of business within a year.
Midway through the year 1985, he was one of just ten engineers chosen from more than two hundred applicants to join the team at Esso, which is now known as the Exxon Mobil Corporation and is an American international oil distribution corporation. He began his career as a reserve salesperson, then moved on to become a market analyst in the South Region, and then, after being promoted to the position of being responsible for commercial tactics and new business in the national area, he was relocated to the headquarters in Rio de Janeiro.
In 1986, Haroldo Jacobovicz moved his family back to Curitiba to take a position as an advisor to the Technical Board at the Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant. In 1990, he once again launched his own company, this time under the name Minauro, which leased and maintained computer equipment.
Nosso trenó vai sair nos próximos dias para distribuir brinquedos e panetones às instituições que apoiamos.
Este ano, a entrega será de 400 brinquedos e 400 panetones. pic.twitter.com/30wGnXjZzu
— Haroldo Jacobovicz (@HJacobovicz) December 18, 2021
The four-year contract model with the replacement of machines every 18 months, including maintenance and the following installation of systems, won bids from city halls in different locations across the country. This model was a pioneer in the public sector. Although it was developed almost three decades ago, the reasoning still stands today in Brazil. It bought businesses such as Consult, Sisteplan, and Perform, in addition to management software that was already created in the areas of taxation, healthcare, and education. In numerous Brazilian municipalities, the businesses and solutions provided by the e-Governe Group have emerged as a point of reference and have helped to improve the quality of services provided to local residents.