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.
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.
Emily’s professional career includes over 6 years of executive recruiting experience 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. After a successful tenure with one the world’s largest recruitment companies, Emily moved on to help launch the first U.S. office for another global firm.
Having moved to Asia to pursue opportunities in a growing start-up ecosystem, Emily was presented with both an exciting and challenging role as head of admissions for an exciting high-education start-up, Asia School of Business in Collaboration with MIT Sloan.
Emily is an avid traveler and fitness enthusiast, and is the co-founder of FitTrotter, a company that combines her passions for both. Whether it’s skydiving in South Africa, playing Gaelic Football across Asia, stepping on sea-urchins while surfing in Sri Lanka, or catching dengue fever while hiking in Malaysia, Emily has a few fun stories to tell!