IGI appoints Tiffany Stevens to lead business

Jul 10, 2024

The International Gemological Institute (IGI) announced the appointment of veteran industry leader Tiffany Stevens to lead its North American business as Chief Business Officer and Head of Sustainability for North America. Stevens succeeds Avi Levy, President of IGI North America since 2019.

Tehmasp Printer, Global CEO at IGI, said: “We are excited to welcome Tiffany to the 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. 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.”

Tiffany Stevens joins IGI from her previous role as the CEO of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC). At JVC, she led efforts in sustainable and transparent supply chain practices, making a significant impact on advocacy and education in the jewelry sector.

Throughout her career, Tiffany has addressed issues in diamond sanctions, advertising, and environmental impact through engagements with government and supply chain stakeholders to protect consumer trust.

Tiffany Stevens said: “IGI is renowned for its commitment to scientific and ethical integrity. This is an exciting business where technology, finesse, and trust converge. 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.”

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

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