The Story of a Brazilian Entrepreneur: Haroldo Jacobovicz

Haroldo believes that technology can bring a great deal of value to developing economies, especially those in Latin America. Outside of the office, Haroldo Jacobovicz enjoys surfing, reading books, watching television, as well as movies, in general. He is likewise a devoted collector of model airplanes and flies them in local competitions.

Haroldo Jacobovicz is Managing Partner of eGoverne Group and co-founder of Horizons Telecom. He has been into the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders since 2016 and has been of the 50 Most Influential entrepreneurs. His next company was started in 2006, Horizons Datacenter, a fully integrated data center offering hyper-scale co-location, managed hosting, co-location, disaster recovery, and cloud computing services, focusing on software-defined infrastructure and more

Haroldo Jacobovicz was the founder of Xoom Systems (sold to PayPal in 2011) and Xoom Corporation. He was the COO of Adesur between 2006 and 2010. Haroldo holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Escola Politecnica da Universidade de São Paulo and a master’s degree in Business Administration from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. He also completed an executive program in Globalization and Modernization at the European School of Management and Technology in Singapore.

In addition, Horizons Datacenter operates the largest data center in Latin America, which is also the largest in the BRICS countries. Haroldo Jacobovicz was named a Young Global Leader in 2016. Since then, he has been working in a wide range of prominent organizations around the world. e-Governe Group delivered technology solutions for small and medium-sized companies in the Internet, telecommunications, and technology markets.

Horizons Telecom, launched in 1988, became a telecommunications operator serving only the Brazilian market, delivering services including mobile telephony, landline telephony, mobile network access, data communications, and high-speed Internet. In 2000, he led one of the first private initiatives to build and host a business center for high-tech companies in Brazil, the CIBER. At this project, he worked as a civil engineer in Brazil and the United States.