BDP International Announces Vice President of Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

August 3, 2021 – PHILADELPHIA - BDP International (BDP), a leading privately-held global logistics and transportation solutions company, has named Nina Olatoke Vice President, Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Nina will also maintain her current role as vice president, Human Resources for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions.  

In this role, Nina will be responsible for leading the global efforts of BDP’s DEI program, identifying areas of opportunity and challenges, promoting a collaborative work environment for all, partnering with communities and businesses that support and align with BDP’s DEI commitments, and helping to foster an environment of empathy, understanding, and awareness. She will report to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Marcia Lyssy, and play a pivotal role in BDP’s long range DEI planning, including implementation of programs and initiatives that promote the commitments outlined by the DEI Council. 

“At BDP, we have always celebrated the diversity that makes our company culture such a unique one. Nina’s passion, energy, expertise, and most importantly, global perspective, will complement the foundational work that has been completed by BDP’s DEI Council,” said Lyssy. “As the Council finalizes BDP’s 5-year DEI roadmap including new programs and education for employees, for I cannot think of a better advocate to lead BDP’s efforts in this arena.” 

Nina is a seasoned human resource professional, with experience in leading a multitude of employees with diversified backgrounds and cultural distinctions in various countries. She is currently based out of BDP’s Dubai office in the United Arab Emirates. “Living in Dubai has given me the opportunity to observe and immerse myself in so many different cultures and appreciate the beauty of varying backgrounds and perspectives. I am thrilled to be leading BDP’s DEI global efforts and continuing to build a culture that promotes inclusion, equality, respect, and accountability,” said Olatoke. 

BDP employs 5,000 people worldwide, in 133 countries. To learn more about BDP’s DEI Program and how the Committee and Council are promoting a collaborative work environment, click here.