Haroldo Jacobovicz: Brazilian Civil Engineer and entrepreneur

Haroldo Jacobovicz is a Brazilian Civil Engineer and entrepreneur. He is the owner of Applied Solutions, based in Sao Paulo, and specializes in process management solutions for construction projects. He started his professional career in 1994 as a student engineer at the University of São Paulo. After graduation, he founded two companies acquired by two multinationals a decade before Haroldo started his company with Professor Raul Araripe and associates. Today, Applied Solutions works on more than 400 projects every year in Brazil and worldwide, offering solutions for electronics manufacturing programs, facilities management, construction project centers (CPC), and digitalization thereof. Haroldo was elected as one of the 30 top Brazilian entrepreneurs under 30 years old by Forbes Magazine in 2003.

In 2008 he was listed by Forbes as one of the 10 Brazilian entrepreneurs and, in 2010, one of the 100 most influential Brazilians according to InfoMoney and Galeria Magazine, both based in São Paulo. He has been nominated for the Young Global Leader Award (YGLA) – WTO, United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime, and the World Bank Group (WBG).

Haroldo Jacobovicz has held leadership positions in various professional organizations. In 2010, he was appointed chairman of AESA – Engineering Association of Sao Paulo. This time he used his position to promote high-quality management education for young engineers promoted by Professor Raul Araripe, a founder member of AESA.

Haroldo Jacobovicz is a strong advocate of sustainable development. He is a member of the Rio de Janeiro Business Council, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and the Brazilian Union of Construction CEOs. C40 appointed Mr. Jacobovicz to participate in the Cities Outlook – Climate Leadership Group as part of YGLA in 2014, where he worked on the Zero Carbon strategy for Sao Paulo’s transportation infrastructure. Mr. Jacobovicz is a founder member of the Special Committee on Cybercrime at WIPO, a Member at WIPR, and a Vice-Chair at BOPP – Brazilian Bar Association.