Haroldo Jacobovicz is a Brazilian civil engineer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Haroldo Jacobovicz was born in the small town of Agua Branca in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He is the eldest son of a low-income family. His father died when he was very young, and his mother worked hard to raise him and his siblings. He started working at a very young age to help support his family. As a teenager, he worked at local farms as a farmhand and later as a store clerk for several years until he saved up enough money to start college in Rio de Janeiro at age 20. After graduating from college with honors, Haroldo returned to Brasil, where an engineering firm hired him as an engineer for one year. During that time, he developed many professional skills such as presentation skills, client relations skills, project management skills, and financial management skills.

After spending five years working for that engineering firm, Haroldo started his own company called “Competitivo Engenharia” (Competitive Engineering). In this company, he worked as a consultant for other firms and was able to earn a good amount of money. He was also able to assist other companies with developing projects for their clients. However, Haroldo decided that it was time for him to start his firm because he had learned so much about the business world through his work for others and knew that he could make a lot of money.

In 1986, Haroldo Jacobovicz started his own company called “Competitivo Engenharia” (Competitive Engineering). This firm was formed to help other companies develop their projects. He developed a good client base during his first year, soon becoming very successful. By the end of his first year, he had received many jobs offers from other firms, and he decided that it was time for him to start his own company.