Marisa Drew is the Chief Sustainability Officer for Credit Suisse and the Global Head of the Sustainability Strategy, Advisory & Finance Group (SSAF). She is responsible for setting the sustainable strategy and ambition for the bank and for creating and facilitating sustainable investments on behalf of the bank’s wealth management, institutional and corporate clients. Ms Drew co-chairs the Sustainability Leaders Committee and serves on the ESG Steering Committee, the Climate Risk Strategy Steering Committee and the UK Reputational Risk Committee of the bank.
Prior to this role, Ms Drew established the Impact Advisory and Finance department in 2017 which she ran until mid 2020. From 2013 to 2017, she was the Co-Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets for EMEA. Prior to this role, Ms Drew was the Global Co-Head of the Global Markets Solutions Group (GMSG), encompassing Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets, Leveraged Finance and Equity and Debt Structured Derivatives Products. In the earlier stages of her career, Ms Drew held various roles at Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch and Kidder Peabody.
Ms Drew was appointed in 2020 as a non-executive director of the Swiss telecoms provider, Sunrise Communications AG. She sits on the Advisory Board of the Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy and is a Trustee of the Credit Suisse Foundation. She is also a member of several High Level Working Groups (HLGs) sponsored by the World Economic Forum and the UN, Ms Drew's external activities also include EMEA Advisory Board roles for The Wharton School and UK charity, Room-to-Read.
Ms Drew received a BA in Finance and Marketing with distinction from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce in 1986 and an MBA with distinction from the Wharton School in 1992.