Dr Pearse Lyons
Dr T Pearse Lyons is the founder and president of Alltech, a top 10 animal health company that employs more than 4,200 people and conducts business in 128 countries. Founded in 1980 with $10,000 capital, the company has grown to annual sales of $1.6 billion. Dr. Lyons is widely recognized as an innovative industry leader. His scientific expertise, combined with an acute business sense, helped revolutionize the animal feed industry through the introduction of natural ingredients to feed. Now in its fourth decade of business, Alltech improves the health and performance of people, animals and plants through natural nutrition and scientific innovation. Dr. Lyons received his bachelor's degree from University College Dublin, Ireland, and obtained his master's and doctoral degrees at the University of Birmingham, England.
He later worked as a biochemist for Irish Distillers before founding Alltech. Since then, he has authored more than 20 books and numerous research papers in scientific journals. Dr. Lyons was acknowledged as leading one of the top 100 fastestgrowing high tech companies by World Trade Magazine.
Dr. Lyons spearheaded Alltech's commitment to international equestrian sport, beginning with the AlltechFEI World Equestrian GamesTM 2010 in Lexington, Kentucky, which led to his receipt of the Commonwealth of Kentucky's first-ever Legacy Award in 2011, and including the record-breaking Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™2014 in Normandy, France.