Haroldo Jacobovicz was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1961. He graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He earned a master’s degree in Construction Management from the Polytechnic School of the University of Porto (Portugal). He also holds an MBA from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). Jacobovicz has been awarded several awards, including the Forbes “Brazilian Businessman of The Year” award in 2010 and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2012.

What is e-Governe?

E-Governe is an information technology company that provides solutions for developing digital transformation projects in Brazil. It was created in 2006 by Haroldo Jacobovicz (Curitiba) and Benazir Jacobovicz to contribute to implementing digital transformation. The aim was to help clients in making these projects possible. To improve the Brazilian’s daily life and make life easier for its citizens, the company developed software programs that allow for electronic billing, record-keeping, data analysis, remote payments, and the transfer of money and money transfers from Brazilian residents abroad and more

E-Governe has three groups: Services, the Digital Production Center (in São Paulo), and Application Services (in Campinas). The services provide IT solutions and software and technology services. Digital Production Center (DPC) is dedicated to designing, producing, and managing technology services.

What is Horizons Telecom?

Horizons Telecom is a leader in telecommunications in the state of São Paulo. It provides capital and strategic support to high-growth companies and SMEs in the ICT industry in Brazil. We seek to identify and collaborate with emerging companies that can benefit from our expertise, large networks, and access to capital to build high-growth businesses in the ICT industry. We provide initial funding for early-stage companies that can potentially develop into global technology leaders with a unique value proposition.

What is Horizons Datacenter?

Horizons Datacenter is a technology service and hosting company founded by Haroldo Jacobovicz, based in Curitiba. Horizons help companies harness digital technologies to create new products, services, and markets. The investment unit, e-Governe, is a fully integrated product development and global operations unit dedicated to technology development and services. Horizons has 2,700 employees and annual revenues of US $1.8 billion. Horizons has partnerships with Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Cisco, and Google.