Emily Preiss, a California native, made her way to ASB after a successful career in international executive recruiting and startup environments, both in the U.S. and Asia. She joined ASB during its early stages and led the admissions process full-cycle for the first two MBA classes.
Emily graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of California, Santa Barbara where she was captain of the university’s Lacrosse team. She went on to become an Erasmus Mundus scholar, where she received full sponsorship from the European Union to complete a dual Master’s Degree in Global Economic History and Global Studies from the London School of Economics and the University of Leipzig.
Prior to joining ASB in 2015, Emily’s professional career spanned over 6 years of executive recruiting for top-tier global financial institutions in New York City. Her major clients included JP Morgan, Bank of America, Bank of Tokyo and Citibank, in additional to a number of other niche hedge funds and financial technology firms.
Having moved to Asia in 2014 to pursue opportunities in a growing start-up ecosystem, Emily was presented with both an exciting and challenging role as head of admissions for ASB, an exciting high-education start-up. Emily is an avid traveler and fitness enthusiast, and is the co-founder of FitTrotter, a company that combines her passions for both. She is also the co-founder of Aloha Cycle Club, Kuala Lumpur’s popular indoor cycling studio!