Iain N. Drayton
Head of Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division (IBD) in Asia Ex-Japan (AEJ)
Iain Drayton (Trinity Hall 1991) has worked in investment banking since his graduation from Cambridge in 1995. He is head of Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division (IBD) in Asia Ex-Japan (AEJ). Iain serves on the Board of Advisors for Launch With GS, Goldman Sachs’ commitment to invest in companies and investment managers with diverse leadership, and he is also a sponsor of the Asia Pacific Black and Hispanic/Latinx Network. Prior to joining GS, Iain worked in London and Tokyo for SBC Warburg from 1995 to 2000 and Nikko Citigroup from 2000 to 2006.
He has been a longstanding supporter of Cambridge and other universities, spearheading the philanthropic efforts behind the ‘Get in Cambridge’ campaign which supports the University’s efforts to reach student applications from underrepresented minority groups and now offers a number of bursaries to eligible students. Iain serves on the board of the China Development Foundation, a non-profit focused on reducing the opportunity gap between rural and urban schools in China. He is a founding member of the American Ballet Theater Global Council, and co-founder of RIAC [Responsible Influence in Arts and Culture], a UK based initiative geared towards creating next generation board membership in the arts.