Aidan ConnollyChief Innovation Officer & Vice President, Corporate Accounts Alltech
Aidan Connolly has been with Alltech for more than 25 years, initially in Ireland and afterward in France, Brazil and the United States. From 2002 to 2008, he held the position of vice president of Europe for Alltech.Having moved from Washington, D.C., Connolly is now based at Alltech’s corporate headquarters near Lexington, Kentucky, USA, as Alltech’s chief innovation officer and vice president of corporate accounts. Connolly is responsible for the commercialization of Alltech’s global research, in addition to corporate account strategy within the company. His expertise is in branding, agriculture and international marketing.Connolly is an adjunct professor of marketing at University College Dublin and China Agricultural University. He is an executive board member of the International Feed Industry Federation, the National Chicken Council and the National Turkey Federation. He is also a former board member of the European Union Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures and the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association. Connolly is responsible for the highly anticipated Alltech Global Feed Survey, which is released annually. He also led the implementation of The Pearse Lyons Accelerator, a late-stage, agri-tech accelerator run by Alltech and Dogpatch Labs, which received 184 applications from more than 30 countries.He received a bachelor’s degree in commerce from University College Dublin and a master’s degree in international marketing from the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, University College Dublin.