Managing Director, Credit Suisse, Co-Head of Investment Banking Department – EMEA, Global Co-Head of Global Markets Solutions Group
Marisa Drew is a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse, based in London. She is Co-Head of the EMEA Investment Banking Department and Global Co-Head of the Global Markets Solutions Group ("GMSG"). Ms. Drew is a member of the Investment Banking Department’s Management Committee, the EMEA Executive Committee and Co-Chairs the GMSG Global Operating Committee. She also sits on Credit Suisse’s Global Leadership Committee and the Investment Banking Division’s Management Committee.
Ms. Drew has been in the investment banking business for over 25 years. Ms. Drew joined Credit Suisse First Boston in 2003 to establish the Leveraged Finance Origination Group. Prior to joining Credit Suisse First Boston, Ms. Drew worked for Merrill Lynch for eleven years. She relocated to London in 1999 where she was instrumental in the formation of Merrill Lynch's European Leveraged Finance Group. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Ms. Drew worked for private equity firm, the Trump Group and the investment bank, Kidder Peabody.
Ms. Drew is also active in recruitment and diversity initiatives in the industry. She is a founder of the Competitors' Diversity Forum and is a member of the C200, an organization comprised of the top women in business globally. She also chairs Credit Suisse’s Women in Banking Committee and sits on the advisory board for the industry association, Women in Banking and Finance (WiBF). She is the Bank's senior ambassador for Wharton MBA recruiting in Europe and is on the advisory board of the Wharton School’s UK Alumni Association. She also sits on the boards of Room-to-Read, the Chello Foundation and NESsT charities.
In 2013, Ms Drew was recognised 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 2012 and in 2012 she was further recognised as one of the top ten investment bankers in Europe by the same publication. She was recognized with the Wharton Distinguished Alumni Award in 2009 and received the annual award for Achievement in Finance from WiBF in 2008.
Ms. Drew received a BA in Finance and Marketing with distinction from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce and an MBA with distinction from the Wharton School.