Ian Drew is currently Interim Regional Head of Risk Strategy for Asia Pacific at HSBC, a role which provides him with responsibility for Risk Frameworks, Risk Appetite, Macroeconomic Risk and Climate Risk across the region.

Following his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Oxford University, and training as a Chartered Accountant with one of the Big 4 Firms, Ian entered banking in 1993. Initially working within the front office on the financing of environmental, social, transport and energy infrastructure in mature and emerging markets in Europe and Latin America, he moved to a wholesale credit risk role in Europe, focusing on the resources and energy, transportation and construction and building materials sectors. This latter role included responsibility for Sustainability Risk in Europe. In recent years, Ian moved to Asia in 2011 and has had wholesale credit roles and regional oversight and governance roles since that time.