New GIA Governor Also Works for United Nations

Patricia Ann “Kiko” Harvey (pictured), inspector general and director of oversight at the United Nations World Food Programme, has become the newest member of the Gemological Institute of America’s (GIA) board of governors.

According to LinkedIn, she first joined the board in February. She is a member of its audit and finance committees.

Harvey is based in Rome and has worked for the United Nations World Food Programme since 2017.

The GIA’s newest governor has more than 30 years of executive-level experience in the private and public sectors. She has held senior management positions at Delta Air Lines, Starbucks, Yum! Brands’ Taco Bell, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, focusing on risk, internal audit, and compliance. She is a certified public accountant with a certification in risk management assurance, and she received both her Bachelor of Science and master’s in accounting degrees from the University of Southern California.

GIA board of governors chair Dione Kenyon said in a statement that Harvey’s “global experience, broad perspective, and expertise will help steer the Institute as we plan for the future.”

Following a board of governors meeting in Tel Aviv, Israel, the board and GIA executives traveled to Antwerp, Belgium, to formally open the new GIA laboratory in that center.

GIA board of governors
The GIA Board of Governors visited the Antwerp Diamond Bourse after its May meeting in Tel Aviv, Israel. Pictured 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. Pictured 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. Two governors, Elliot Tannenbaum and Thomas T. Yang, are not in the photo (image courtesy of the Gemological Institute of America).

(Top image via: LinkedIn)

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