Emil (the second son of his family to join the Merkle | Periscopix ranks) grew up in the mean streets of South East London. He traded-in the concrete and city hustle at the murky end of the Thames for the leafy green campus of Reading University where he studied History and Economics.
Maybe it was the gangster movies he loved to watch in the film society, or maybe the Whiteknights Lake filled him with dreams of coastal life. Whatever the motivation, Emil took a trip to South East Asia to teach English. It was here that our intrepid economist could have become history as he narrowly escaped death on a Thai moped.
Thankfully, Emil escaped the ordeal without a scratch (so did the motor!) and, along with hugging elephants and teaching Thai students East London slang (and the infamous Dab), returned to London with all his limbs and fond memories intact.
It is here that he uses his head for numbers and fearless attitude to run a mean PPC campaign.