Dr. Mark Lyons
Global Vice President and Head of Greater China, Alltech
Living in Beijing and traveling throughout China as Alltech’s global vice president and head of Greater China, Dr. Mark Lyons is focused on the company’s “China Now” initiative to deepen its support of the industry through research, education and strategic initiatives in the world’s most populous nation and leading feed producer. He is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, French and German and previously served as international projects director, overseeing developments and operations at Alltech’s solid state fermentation plant in Serdan, Mexico, and its flagship yeast production facility in São Pedro, Brazil. He has served as a board member of the American Feed Industry Association, is active in many industry groups and is a committee member of China Toxicology Association. He has published papers and patents in areas ranging from enzyme production to global economics and is interested in assurance of food safety and quality throughout the entire food chain. He was recently named as one of the top 50 Irish business men and women in the BRIC countries and “40 Under 40” leaders in agriculture by Vance Publishing Corporation.