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Marisa Drew

Chief Sustainability Officer

Standard Chartered

Marisa was appointed as Chief Sustainability Officer for Standard Chartered Bank on 1 July 2022. Prior to this role, over her 35-year investment banking career, Marisa covered several appointments. She worked from 1992 in Merrill Lynch until she joined Credit Suisse in 2003 where she served as Co-Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets for the EMEA region until 2017 when she was appointed CEO of the Impact Advisory and Finance Group and then CSO for the bank in 2020.

She further serves on the advisory boards of the Aspen Institute UK, the Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy, the FCA’s Markets Practitioner Panel, and on several High-Level Working Groups (HLGs) sponsored by the World Economic Forum and the UN, including the UN Oceans Panel. Marisa’s external activities also include charitable Advisory Board roles for Cash & Rocket and the UK charity, Room-to-Read. She is a non-executive Director for Agronomics, a VC investment firm focusing on cellular agriculture. 

In 2022, Marisa was recognized by Sustainability Magazine as one of the Top 10 CSOs of a Global Corporation and in 2021 as one of 100 Global Visionary Leaders by Meaningful Business and EY. She has also been 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.