The Awards Committee of the International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) has named Gaetano Cavalieri, President of CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, as the recipient of the 2023 IPMI Jun-ichiro Tanaka Distinguished Achievement Award.
It its announcement, the IPMI Awards Committee recognized Dr. Cavalieri as “one of the most prominent leaders in the international jewellery industry, which includes more than 20 years as president of CIBJO.”
The Jun-ichiro Tanaka Distinguished Achievement Award, which is sponsored by the Tanaka Memorial Foundation, recognizes important career contributions to the advancement of the precious metals industry, be it technical, economic or managerial.
Most of the previous recipients were scientists affiliated with many of the world’s most renowned academic institutions. They include Prof. Chad A. Mirkin (Northwestern University, 2022), Prof. Gary Molander (University of Pennsylvania, 2020), Dr Robert Ianniello (2019), Dr. Steward Murray (ex-LBMA, 2018), Dr. Roland Gerner (Heraeus, 2017) and Prof. Stephen L. Buchwald (MIT, 2016).
Founded in 1976, IPMI is the preeminent trade association for the precious metals industry, with more than 600 members globally, involved in every aspect of the precious metals world, including exploration and mining, refining and manufacturing, banking, trading and finance, pharma and biomedical, automotive, electronics and other consumer goods.
“I am an honoured to be named the recipient of the Jun-ichiro Tanaka Distinguished Achievement Award, and to be included amongst such an esteemed group of recipients,” said Dr. Cavalieri. “ I believe that the award shines light on CIBJO’s efforts to promote harmonized technical and better business standards in the precious metals industry, and to encourage the adoption of sustainable practices worldwide. My thanks to the Awards Committee.”
The award will be presented at IPMI’s 47th Conference in June 2023 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.