Marisa Drew is the CEO of the Impact Advisory and Finance (IAF) Department of Credit Suisse based in London. The IAF Department is responsible for setting the strategy as well as directing, coordinating and facilitating activities globally across the bank which leads to sustainable finance and impact investing on behalf of the bank’s private wealth, institutional and corporate clients. The IAF Department reports directly to Tidjane Thiam, the CEO of Credit Suisse.
Ms Drew is also active in impact investing organisations as well as recruitment, diversity and philanthropic initiatives in the financial services industry. Ms Drew serves on the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and is a member of the FCA’s Markets Practitioner Panel. She is part of the GIIN (Global Impact Investing Network) Leadership Council and is a member of the Blended Finance Task Force sponsored by the World Economic Forum. She is a Trustee of the Credit Suisse Foundation, the founder of the Competitors' Diversity Forum and is a member of the C200, an organization comprised of the top women in business globally. Ms Drew's external activities also include EMEA Advisory Board roles for The Wharton School and the charity Room-to-Read.
In 2013, Ms Drew was recognized by the BBC as one of the Most Powerful Women in Britain and by Fortune Magazine as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in International Business. Ms Drew has also been recognized by Financial News in its "100 Most Influential Women in Finance" list in every year from its inception in 2007 through 2017 and from 2013 to 2017 she has been further recognized as one of the top ten investment bankers in Europe by the same publication. In 2017, she was recognised with the Variety Catherine Award for Finance and Banking, the Dress for Success Power Women Award for Investment Banking and the Markets Choice Award for Excellence in European Banking and Capital Markets. Credit Suisse awarded Ms Drew the Overall Outstanding Leadership Award (The Aeppli Prize) in 2012.