Business 100 – 2018

Aidan Connolly/Alltech

Aidan Connolly is Alltech’s chief innovation officer and vice president of corporate accounts. Responsible for the commercialization of Alltech’s global research in addition to the company’s corporate account strategy, his expertise is in branding, agriculture and international marketing. Connolly has been a member of Alltech for more than 25 years.

He is an adjunct professor of marketing at University College Dublin and China Agricultural University. Additionally, he is an executive board member of the International Feed Industry Federation, the National Chicken Council and the National Turkey Federation.

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, agritech accelerator run by Alltech and Dogpatch Labs. He received a bachelor’s degree in commerce from University College Dublin and a master’s degree in international marketing from the University College Dublin Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. ♦