Octavio Alvidrez, CEO of Fresnillo plc, the world's largest primary silver producer, is the new president of the Silver Institute. He succeeds Mitchell Krebs, president and CEO of Coeur Mining Inc.
Michael Steinmann, president and CEO of Pan American Silver, the world's second largest primary silver producer, was elected to Alvidrez’s former position of vice president. Both men will serve a two-year term.
"Octavio and Michael are esteemed silver industry leaders and we look forward to their leadership as they direct the Institute and its programmes," said Michael DiRienzo, executive director of the Silver Institute. "We are very grateful for the dedicated service of Mitchell Krebs as the Institute's president these past two years. Mitchell's strong commitment made a significant difference to the Institute, and we greatly appreciate his leadership."
Established in 1971, the Silver Institute is a non-profit international industry association headquartered in Washington, D.C. Its members include leading silver producers, prominent silver refiners, manufacturers and dealers. The Institute serves as the industry's voice in increasing public understanding of the value and many uses of silver, and creates programmes across many platforms that benefit the white metal.
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