World Meet Ken Olisa The Most Powerful Black Man In The UK - Daily Telegraph



Kenneth "Ken" Olisa, born in 1951 of a Nigerian father and a British mother, and a native of Nottingham. He is a British businessman and the first black Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London.

He's the Queen’s escort in London who locked horns with John Bercow and has a library named after him at Cambridge - not bad for a boy who grew up without a loo in Nottingham.

Ken Olisa is officially named as the most powerful black person in Britain, not that any of the commuters on the 8.10am from Hampton Wick would know it.

Unassuming and usually dressed in the commuter’s favoured uniform of suit and raincoat, the only thing that hints at his influence is his trademark bow tie – he owns more than 100.

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