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IGI Names Tiffany Stevens to Lead North American Business

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IGI Names Tiffany Stevens to Lead North American Business

Stevens, the former CEO of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, will succeed Avi Levy.

Tiffany Stevens
The International Gemological Institute has named Tiffany Stevens, the former CEO of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, to lead its North American business.
New York—The International Gemological Institute (IGI) has appointed Tiffany Stevens to lead its North American business.

Stevens, the former CEO of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, will take on the role of chief business officer and head of sustainability for North America.

She will succeed Avi Levy, who has served as president of IGI North America since 2019. He will be leaving the company but has not shared where he will head next.

“It has been an honor to work with the IGI team to serve our customers and the industry. I extend my deepest appreciation to everyone for their support and collaboration during my time at IGI,” said Levy.

“Tiffany is a respected leader, and I have full confidence in her ability to drive the organization forward.”

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Tehmasp Printer, global CEO at IGI, welcomed Stevens to the executive team.

“Her legal and public policy background and extensive industry knowledge and relationships align with our mission to uphold the highest standards of gemological excellence. I look forward to working with Tiffany to continue driving IGI’s growth and thank Avi for his leadership over the past five years,” said Printer.

“Avi has been instrumental in driving our business through partnerships and brand growth. We are grateful for his contributions and wish him great success in future endeavors.”

In her previous role at JVC, Stevens led efforts to promote sustainable and transparent supply chain practices, impacting advocacy and education in the jewelry sector industry.

Stevens has tackled a variety of issues related to the industry, including diamond sanctions, advertising, and environmental impact, working with government officials and supply chain stakeholders to protect consumers.

Stevens shared her excitement about the new role.
 
“IGI is renowned for its commitment to scientific and ethical integrity. This is an exciting business where technology, finesse, and trust converge,” she said.

“I look forward to working with the outstanding IGI team to advance gemology education, promote transparency and responsibility, and uphold our core values of scientific excellence and ethical accountability.”
 
Founded by the Lorie family in Antwerp in 1975, IGI now operates 30 laboratories and 19 education facilities in diamond and jewelry centers around the world.

It was acquired by private equity giant Blackstone in May 2023.

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