Pritesh Samuel is Head of the Business Intelligence Unit of Dezan Shira & Associates (DSA), based out of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and oversees business intelligence projects in Vietnam, ASEAN as well as India, and China.
Before joining Business Intelligence, Pritesh managed and wrote on business and economic news for DSA’s Vietnam Briefing. His areas of expertise include political and economic analysis, intelligence analysis, business intelligence, open-source intelligence, market entry studies, and risk assessments.
Prior to joining Dezan Shira & Associates, Pritesh worked as a Crisis Manager for a leading global investment bank in India, where he focused on political and security issues, people safety, and business continuity issues. Prior to that, Pritesh worked for a global risk consultancy, analyzing geopolitical risks and providing security assessments across the world for over 90 percent of the Fortune 100 companies and 60 percent of Fortune 500 companies. Pritesh previously worked as a consultant for a software consulting firm in Illinois, US, where he helped businesses streamline operations through enterprise resource planning software.
Pritesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Judson University, in Illinois, the US, and is an alumnus of Kodaikanal International School in Tamil Nadu, India. Pritesh is part of the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) – a business-related career and technical student organization. He is a native of Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh state, India.