The Silver Institute
About Us

The Silver Institute is a nonprofit international association that draws its membership from across the breadth of the silver industry. This includes leading silver mining houses, refiners, bullion suppliers, manufacturers of silver products and wholesalers of silver investment products. Established in 1971, the Institute serves as the industry’s voice in increasing public understanding of the many uses and values of silver.

The goals of The Silver Institute are to:

  • Encourage the development and uses of silver and silver products
  • Help develop markets for silver and its products
  • Foster research and development related to the present and prospective uses of silver
  • Collect and publish statistics and other information about production, distribution, marketing, consumption and the uses of silver and silver products
  • Spread knowledge and understanding of the uses of silver
  • Develop methods for improving the welfare of the silver industry

The Silver Institute Officers:

Octavio Alvidrez Ortega
Fresnillo Plc
Mexico City, Mexico
Mark Sherman
Coeur Mining, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Vice President
Michael Steinmann
Pan American Silver
Vancouver, Canada
Executive Director and Secretary
Michael DiRienzo
The Silver Institute
Washington, DC, USA
Assistant Treasurer
Mark Spurbeck
Coeur Mining, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois, USA


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