Mark Reed Anderson


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Lisa Victoria Waller


Lisa Victoria Waller (nee Anderson) is President and co-owner of BDG International, Inc. located in Elgin, (Chicago) Illinois.   BDG International, Inc. (BDG) was founded in 1983 by the Anderson family.  BDG is an international freight forwarder, U.S. Customs Broker, FTZ Consultant/Admitter and Letter of Credit Specialist.  BDG is a proud recipient of the President’s “E” Awards for Excellence in Exporting in 2013. In 2007, Lisa and her partners opened BDG International (India) Pvt. Ltd. in New Delhi, India.  Mumbai was opened in 2020.   The BDG India office has provided a strong insight and service into the local marketplace.

Lisa is an appointed member of the Illinois District Export Council, which is an appointment of from U.S. Department of Commerce.  Lisa is the Secretary of the Executive Board of the IL District Export Council.

Lisa is the Vice President of the Chicago Customs Broker and Forwarder Association.

Lisa is a Licensed Customs Broker, Certificated Export Specialist and a Certified Customs Specialist.  She is well versed in the up-to-date changes with U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) and the many Partner Government Agencies.  Lisa has traveled professionally throughout the world and running the India office provides firsthand experience not only in trade, but also business management offshore. Practical experience in international trade has provided Lisa insight into how importers and exporters can improve their global processes.   With dedicated international trade experience since 1993, Lisa consults, trains and speaks around the country educating importers and exporters how to streamline their logistics operations, implement corporate compliance processes, understand international documentation, and most importantly how to make export and import easier within a global environment.

Lisa has a Bachelor’s of Science in International Business with an emphasis on Eastern Studies from Illinois State University.



Bengt Reed Anderson


Bengt Reed Anderson was the President of BDG International Inc. from December 1989 to August 2021,  and  Director of BDG International (India) Pvt Ltd. from 2006 to 2021. During his time with BDG, he became a well-respected leader in international trade due to his particular understanding of the unique struggles faced by U.S. importers and exporters. Bengt was passionate about service to his clients, and educating local communities about international trade.

As President of BDG, he was committed to responsible growth with cutting-edge advancements. Because of the foundation put down by Bengt Anderson, BDG was at the forefront of being 100% paperless and allowing for remote working when it was required due to Covid. Over the course of his thirty-two-year career, he traveled to twenty-eight nations on four continents and thirty-seven states. He was an integral part of expanding the business to New Delhi and Mumbai, India.


“Love, like the ocean, continues beyond the horizon… and life, like the sun, shines where we cannot see.”

Kerstin G. Anderson


Since the inception of BDG International, Inc. in 1983, co-founders Kerstin Anderson and her husband Mark were Joint Chairpersons of the Board of Directors. Kerstin was actively involved in the management of the BDG and a valuable mentor. She trained our staff on everything she knew and still today, the knowledge she passed on is timeless. Kerstin’s knowledge of moving large, oversized cargo to and from anywhere was unsurpassed. Kerstin created routes for shipping into Africa for clients that had not be done prior. She was inventive and energetic to get the freight moved. It was in her blood and that energy was and still is contagious. We strive today in her memory with that same energy and passion.