Fresnillo chief chosen as new Silver Institute president

June 29, 2017

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The CEO of the world’s largest primary silver producer Fresnillo, Octavio Alvidrez, has been voted president of the Silver Institute, succeeding Coeur Mining president and CEO Mitchell Krebs.

The nonprofit international association that draws its membership from across the breadth of the silver industry, including major silver mining houses, refiners, bullion suppliers, manufacturers of silver products and wholesalers of silver investment products, also advised on Thursday that the president and CEO of the world’s second largest primary silver producer, Pan American Silver’s Michael Steinmann has been elected VP of the Institute, succeeding Alvidrez.

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