GIA Gover­nors Con­vene In Tel Aviv For An­nual Meet­ing

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The Ge­mo­log­i­cal In­sti­tute of Amer­ica (GIA) board of gover­nors wel­comed Pa­tri­cia Ann ‘Kiko’ Har­vey, in­spec­tor gen­eral and direc­tor of over­sight at the United Na­tions World Food Pro­gramme, as the new­est mem­ber to the in­sti­tute’s gov­ern­ing body at the reg­u­larly sched­uled board meet­ing held in Tel Aviv, Is­rael in May.

“It is a plea­sure to wel­come Kiko Har­vey to the GIA Board of Gover­nors,” said Dione Kenyon, chair of the board. “Her global ex­pe­ri­ence, broad per­spec­tive and ex­per­tise will help steer the in­sti­tute as we plan for the fu­ture.”

“The GIA board of gover­nors is cru­cial to the suc­cess­ful ex­e­cu­tion of our mis­sion and strate­gic ini­tia­tives. I am very grate­ful for

their wise coun­sel and ded­i­cated ser­vice,” said Su­san Jac­ques, GIA pres­i­dent and CEO.

Har­vey is the in­spec­tor gen­eral and direc­tor of over­sight at the United Na­tions World Food Pro­gramme in Rome, Italy. With more than 30 years of ex­ec­u­tivelevel ex­pe­ri­ence in the pri­vate and pub­lic sec­tors, Har­vey held se­nior man­age­ment po­si­tions at Delta Air Lines and Star­bucks, as well as Yum Brands-Taco Bell and Price Water­house, fo­cused on risk, in­ter­nal au­dit and com­pli­ance. She is a cer­ti­fied pub­lic ac­coun­tant with a cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in risk man­age­ment as­sur­ance and re­ceived her Bach­e­lor of Science and Master of Ac­count­ing de­grees from the Univer­sity of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia.

Fol­low­ing the meet­ing in

Tel Aviv, the board and GIA ex­ec­u­tives trav­elled to An­twerp, Bel­gium to for­mally open the new GIA lab­o­ra­tory in that im­por­tant global di­a­mond cen­tre. While there, they held meet­ings with An­twerp World Di­a­mond Cen­tre (AWDC) trade rep­re­sen­ta­tives and vis­ited di­a­mond man­u­fac­tur­ing and trad­ing com­pa­nies.

The role of the GIA board of gover­nors is to di­rect the strat­egy of the in­sti­tute to en­sure that the mis­sion and vi­sion of GIA are fol­lowed in all de­ci­sions; that the rep­u­ta­tion of GIA is pre­served and con­tin­ues to grow glob­ally; and that the fi­nan­cial goals of the in­sti­tute are met.

The GIA board of gover­nors vis­ited the An­twerp Di­a­mond Bourse af­ter their May meet­ing in Tel Aviv. (From left, front row) Bar­bara A. Sawrey, Ph.D., Lisa A. Lock­lear, Su­san M. Jac­ques, board chair Dione D. Kenyon, Sa­man­tha F. Ravich, Ph.D., Kiko Har­vey, and Bar­bara L. Dutrow, Ph.D. (From left, sec­ond row) Thomas M. Moses, Stephen F. Kahler, Thomas H. Ins­ley, Amit Dhamani, John W. Val­ley, Ph.D., Robert An­drew ‘Andy’ John­son, and Lawrence Ma. (Not pic­tured) El­liot Tan­nen­baum and Thomas T. Yang. Photo by GIA.

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