May 25 - Angelina Alleva, director of regulatory compliance for BDP International, has been named "Woman of the Year" by the Women's International Trade Association (WITA).

She will be honored at an award dinner in Philadelphia tomorrow (May 26).

Established in 1979, WITA organises speakers, networking events and meetings for both women and men engaged in international trade throughout the Philadelphia, Delaware and New Jersey area. Members include women employed by freight forwarding companies, customs brokers, the regional port authority, marine refrigeration, marine lawyers, truckers, warehouse operators, ocean carriers and others.

With more than 30 years of experience in supply chain activities, Alleva recently became responsible for BDP's compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, including establishment, development and maintenance of the company's compliance programme, and communication of its standards to all BDP business partners and employees