As an organisational psychologist, Jola works closely with our clients and partners for the delivery of talent, employability and assessment projects at the Talent Enterprise. Before joining the Talent Enterprise, Jola was the Director of Partnerships for Oliv (previously called InternsME), the fastest growing youth startup in the UAE. As part of her role, she was supporting the growth of the company by building client and university partnerships, employer branding solutions and hiring solutions for hundreds of clients in the GCC. During her time at Oliv, she was also invited by Universities to create and deliver workshops on students’ employability and career progression in UAE and was a frequent invited speaker on related topics in different events. Jola is an entrepreneur by nature and brought forward two different business ideas that are still used to date by Oliv: Oliv X (the department that supports clients with their mid-level to senior level hiring needs) and Oliv Employability (the department that supports students with career coaching).
Jola also worked in recruitment and human resources, in UAE and Belgium. Originally from Albania, she was raised in Belgium and started her career in Brussels after finishing her Master degree in Organisational Psychology from “Universite Libre de Bruxelles”. She supported clients from different sectors and industries on their junior to senior level hiring needs. Jola speaks English, French, Italian and Albanian at a fluent level.
Jola loves fashion, blogging, photography, online shopping and traveling. Jola’s name is actually pronounced Yola and many people call her YOLO which she is fine with because she truly believes you only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.