Jola Bailey – Managing Director of Pet Planet HK
Jola has lived and worked in Hong Kong for the last four years. During this time she successfully started and managed a pet relocation company in partnership with a Hong Kong based removals company. She is now taking control of her destiny by striking out on the independent venture - Pet Planet HK.
Jola previously lived in Poland where she spent sixteen years working for the US Department of State in various capacities. This included IT Management at two separate security division postings in Poland and HR Management at the United States Embassy in Warsaw. Jola also deployed twice for different assignments in the Middle East and experienced many training opportunities globally.
Prior to this, she worked in international logistics for four years importing wholesale commercial cargo into Poland. This included one and half years importing chemicals for the food and beverage industry and two and a half years importing retail kitchen fixtures for commercial sale.
Jola also spent two years selling Yamaha motorcycles, parts and service for a Warsaw based dealership. This included managing the yearly logistics for the dealerships’ off road racing team for local, regional and international races such as the Paris-Dakar rally.
She is animal lover and lifelong pet owner including dogs, cats, fish, a hedgehog and a ferret. Jola loves to travel and has visited thirty plus countries and lived in four.
Jola has a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) in International Business, Trade, and Tax La from Panstwowe Studium Handel Zagraniczny in Warsaw, Poland and has completed introductory studies in Animal Behaviour from the University of Oxford, England.