The Most Powerful Woman In European Investment Banking

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Girl power.

A woman who already held the accolade of being one of Europe’s most powerful bankers Wednesday secured her seat as the most senior female dealmaker in the region following a promotion at Credit Suisse.

MarketWatch reports that Marisa Drew, London-based co-head of global markets at the Swiss bank, was Wednesday promoted to co-head of the investment banking division in Europe.

It follows the departure of Jamie Welch, the former Credit Suisse head of the investment banking division in EMEA, who’s understood to be joining client Texas-based Energy Transfer.

Earlier this year, Drew was named as one of the 100 most powerful women in the U.K. by BBC radio four show Woman’s Hour, a list that was topped by The Queen.

U.S.-born Drew has spent the past 10 years at Credit Suisse, but started her European career at Merrill Lynch, where she was a key actor in the development of the European leveraged finance market, setting up that business for the U.S. bank in the late 1990s.

In February she said of her time there that she 'loved the concept of providing the life-blood of capital to early-stage companies. Being in a dynamic, transaction orientated business that is responsible for building whole industries provides an enormous amount of satisfaction to me', she said.

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