Emily A. Youssouf
Emily A. Youssouf is a veteran in the fields of finance and housing, with more than 30 years of leadership and strong results in the private and public sectors. Her background encompasses a breadth of experience with complex financial instruments, as well as turnarounds of troubled organizations. Ms. Youssouf chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Capital and Finance Committee of the board of the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation.
Ms. Youssouf is a Clinical Professor at NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, a master’s program where she teaches courses in Real Estate Capital Markets and Affordable Housing Finance. She is also a consultant whose clients have included the Rockefeller Foundation and the New York City Partnership. Previously, Ms. Youssouf was a Managing Director at JP Morgan Securities, where she was head of the Housing Finance Department.
In 2003, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg appointed Ms. Youssouf President of the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC). Under her direction, HDC became the number-one issuer of multifamily affordable housing bonds in the country from 2004 through 2007. During Ms. Youssouf’s tenure, HDC issued $7 billion in bonds, financed 37,000 units of affordable housing in NYC and increased total assets to $9 billion from $2.3 billion.
Ms. Youssouf belongs to several civic and charitable boards in addition to NYC Health + Hospitals, including the Citizens Budget Commission, the Citizens Housing and Planning Council; the New York City Housing Authority; the New York City School Construction Authority and the New York State Job Development Authority.
Ms. Youssouf is a graduate of Wagner College with Honors, and holds an MA in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy.