Focused on In-House

Emily Deng

Associate Director


Emily is an Associate Director at SSQ. She co-heads the China In-House business and is based in Shanghai. Emily specialises in placing legal, compliance and IP professionals at all levels of seniority into diverse corporate platforms, including pharmaceutical, FMCG, TMT, industrial automation, AI, financial institutions (PE, VC, asset management, IBD), sports and entertainment.

Emily has worked in recruitment for 10 years, helping clients fulfil critical positions from general counsel to head of litigation. Prior to joining SSQ in April 2020, Emily worked for one of the largest global search firms in China. She studied Law and Journalism at the Southwest University of Political Science and Law, before getting her MSc in International Business and Marketing from the University of Newcastle, UK.

Emily believes an insightful understanding of industry knowledge and business strategy is essential to bring value to clients and achieve the best talent match.


  • English (business fluency)
  • Mandarin


  • University of Newcastle, International Business & Marketing MSc
  • Southwest University of Political Science and Law, Communication and Journalism B.A.