Shola Olatoye appointed chairwoman of New York City Housing Authority by Mayor de Blasio.

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Special to USAfricaonline.com, CLASSmagazine, USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston

USAfrica: The new Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, has appointed 39-year old Shola Olatoye, a daughter of Nigerian immigrants, as chairwoman of the influential New York City Housing Authority.

Ms. Olatoye, until recently served as vice president at Enterprise Community Partners, an organization which pushes the interest of affordable housing in the U.S. She was a former vice President of HSBC.

USAfricaonline.com and CLASSmagazine note that she is among the highest ranking executives of African origin in the U.S.                                                         By Chido Nwangwu

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