The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA ) announced the winners of the two Global Leadership Awards at its annual meeting in Verona, Italy. The Leadership Awards, presented to HongMin Xu and Peter Berry Ottaway, are give to people involved in the food supplement sector who made an exceptional leadership contribution, whether they are from government, industry, science or other areas.
Xu heads the China Healthcare Association's Information Exchange Committee and is the director of regulatory policies for Amway China. He was presented the award for his efforts to build a regulatory system to support t the development of the Chinese market in food supplements. Ottaway is a technical advisor to IADSA since its creation and has represented IADSA in Codex Alimentarius committees. Outgoing IADSA chairman, Pete Zambetti presented the awards.
"These two individuals are both united in their tireless service to the sector and their exceptional abilities of analysis and guidance. We are honored to recognize them as some of the most dedicated people we have had the pleasure to work with," Zambetti said.
IADSA, founded in 1998 is an international expert association that brings together food supplement associations from six continents and aims to build an international platform for the development of the food supplement sector worldwide.