Emily Preiss

Senior Director of Admissions and Career Transformation

Emily Preiss, a California native, made her way to Asia School of Business (ASB) after a successful career in international executive recruiting and start-up environments, both in the U.S. and Asia. She joined ASB during its early stages and has led the admissions process since the first MBA intake.

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 and London. Her major clients included global bulge bracket investment banks, as well as 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, a unique higher-education start-up. Emily is an avid traveler and fitness enthusiast and is also the co-founder of Clubaloha, Kuala Lumpur’s popular boutique fitness studio.